Food Heroes

The High Morality of Protecting the Ecosphere: Wes Jackson’s KU Commencement Speech

Founder of The Land Institute, Wes Jackson, delivers the KU commencement. High morality necessitates the protection of the ecosphere.

Food Hero: Basil Kransdorff, Creator of e’Pap

Basil Kransdorff is an Ashoka fellow and creator of e’Pap, a revolutionary pre-prepared foodstuff packed with nutrients. Kransdorff and his wife, Rose, developed e’Pap, which rapidly improves nutrition, energy, and productivity for those consuming it. e’Pap offers repletion based on nutrients rather than empty calories from…

Food Hero Series: Interview with Selina Juul

Food Tank interviews Selina Juul, Danish food waste expert and founder of the Stop Wasting Food movement in preparation for World Environment Day.

Food Hero Series: Ruth Oniang’o, Kenya’s Voice for Nutrition

Kenya’s Ruth Oniang’o, a renowned leader in food and nutrition issues, has been working to improve nutrition for women in Africa for decades.

Interview with Janelle Kapoor, Director of the Ashevillage Institute’s New Urban Farm School

Food Tank interviews Janell Kapoor about the Ashevillage Institute’s new holistic Urban Farm School in Asheville, North Carolina.

California’s Full Belly Farm Proving That Organic Family Farms Can Also Be Profitable

Full Belly Farm is an innovative example of a small farming enterprise that has pioneered the use of organic agriculture and agricultural diversity.

Food Hero Series: Rose Karimi, Women Going Green

Rose Karimi developed Women Going Green, a project aimed at improving climate change adaptation and food security for smallholder women coffee farmers in Kenya.

Food Hero Series: Brianna Almaguer Sandoval, NRDC Growing Green Urban Nutrition Visionary

Almaguer Sandoval, NRDC Growing Green award winner hopes to tackle childhood obesity through a nation-wide network of Healthy Corner Stores.

Restaurant Opportunities Center Brings Justice to the Food System

Restaurant Opportunities Center is dedicated to improving working conditions for restaurant workers by highlighting and supporting model restaurants

Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient: Rossano Ercolini

Goldman Prize winner, Rossano Ercolini fought to keep a waste incinerator from being built in his village and advocated for sustainable waste management.