Innovation and Technology

MIT Initiative Joins Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Create Global Solutions

An MIT initiative, MIT Solve, seeks to fix global problems by issuing a series of challenges that innovators around the world compete in.

Mark Ritchie Talks Global Minnesota, COVID-19, and Expo 2027

“How do we treat each other when things are going well, and then how do we treat each other when things are really hard?”

Gene Baur Talks Farm Animals In Crisis

“Government policies and laws are very important – and have enabled an inefficient system – and that has to change.”

Fungi-Inspired Companies Fill a New Niche in Sustainability

Innovations in biotechnology and fungi are driving sustainable initiatives to combat climate change.

New Lab Works to Help Bring Plant-Based Food Businesses to Life

New innovation lab helps entrepreneurs grow plant-based food businesses in North Carolina

Accelerating the Local Food Industry

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” We bring you to a recent Food Tank Live event at The Hatchery in Chicago. Journalist Dawn Reiss sat down with Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago…

A New Global Foresight Tool Hopes to Predict the Future of Agriculture

IFPRI has created a new tool that encourages policymakers to use foresight analysis to predict policy implications that ensure a sustainable food system.

Creating Sustainable Cold-Brew Brings Tech to Coffee-Producing Communities

Amelia Nierenberg hosts Matt Swenson, Director of Coffee at Chameleon Cold-Brew, to talk about an exciting future for sustainable coffee.

UAE’s Food Waste Pledge and Winnow Tackle US$4 Billion Problem

The pledge calls on the hospitality sector to adopt waste-saving and efficient food production practices powered by new technologies.

Miyoko’s Kitchen: Leading the Dairy Revolution

When asked why she uses a political term like revolution to discuss cheese, Miyoko answers matter-of-factly, then elaborates connecting all of the political decisions that get made to take a glass of cow’s milk from subsidy to table.