So what I do is I work at this interface between research and policy, and really specifically on this issue of antibiotic resistance. So I’ll go from being in the lab using advanced genomic techniques to understand the spread of superbugs to then working with policy makers to help shape evidence based policies that protect […]
We do everything from build school gardens to run farmers’ markets to handle food scrap waste in the city of New York and we have about seventy different odd programs that work on food and those issues. But I think the biggest touch that people have with our Greenmarket farmers’ markets which is the largest […]
As program director of “A Greener World,” I’m working with farmers and certifications that allow a consumer to identify farming practices and how they interact with their personal beliefs.
I’m the founder of the Chef Ann Foundation, and what we do is help school districts all across the country segue from highly processed to scratch cooked food. So we’re really trying to get kids and their parents to understand how important fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, healthy proteins are; how important it is that they […]
What I’m doing to try to change the food system is really create a lot of awareness and momentum around stories that can inspire all of us, whether we’re eaters, or farmers, or business people, or those in the funding and donor communities. Food Tank, my organization, is really just built to inspire us all […]
I’m the founder and executive director of Ampleharvest.org, which is a nationwide program in all 50 states bridging the excess food we have to the desperate need we have for that food in the same community on a national basis. So I’ve really stepped up and said I’ve figured out a way to empower people […]
What we’re doing at Bitty Foods is trying to introduce a new, extremely sustainable source of protein into the food system, and to create food products that introduce edible insects as a sustainable form of protein that’s really delicious, that takes away the fear factor around unfamiliar foods and introduces them as something comforting, familiar, […]
My husband Drew and I started Earthbound Farm 31 years ago and I think what our company has done – lots of people all together, our farmers and all people that work with Earthbound Farm – is that we’ve shown that organic farming is viable on a large scale, and that we have products that […]
I have been farming for four years, with my dad on our small organic farm in California and I am so blessed to get to interact with eaters. And there’s two stories: My dad was going to bulldoze what is now our oldest variety of peaches because in the 80’s, no one wanted to buy […]
At Bright Farms, we’re building local greenhouse farms for supermarkets in the Northeast and Midwest bringing healthy, fresh, short supply-chain food to people who otherwise couldn’t get it on a year-round basis.
I just wrote the book, “What the Fork are you Eating,” and so hopefully with that book I’m going to have the great opportunity to educate so many people whether they’re nutrition neophytes or nutrition mavens to understand how their choices impact not only their health but also the health of the environment. So really […]
I’m using whatever celebrity I have to get the message out there. I’ve been very active around issues of hunger, creating a better sustainable food system, and I have a platform now at MSNBC that will hopefully get that message out there as well. So again, this is about educating the population and letting them […]