Recently, Change Food Founder & Director Diane Hatz had the chance to speak with Food Tank to answer some important questions about the food system. Diane will be speaking at the Food Tank Summit in Washington, DC this April 20-21.
Check out the sneak peak to the interview below, and to find out what else Diane had to say about other issues and innovations in the food industry, be sure to read the full interview.
“FT: What do you see as the biggest opportunity to fix the food system?
DH: I think there are a lot of opportunities to fix the food system, but one of the biggest ones is the vast amount of money—billions of dollars of investment coming into the food space. Startups are popping up all over the world, and billions of dollars are being invested in creating new opportunities and solving problems with food and our food system. I think what’s happening now with investment is going to change the food landscape, and I think it’s up to those of us who have been working on food and food systems issues to make sure all these companies understand the issues and understand why what they’re doing is so important. We have an opportunity to not let the next Walmart be created—we can work to educate a young company so as they grow, they grow with the right principles and the right ideals. And they understand that money is not the only bottom line.”