EIT Food is connecting consumers, start-ups, industry partners, innovators, small-to-medium enterprises, and universities across Europe for a future-proof food sector.
Based on Treasure Island in San Francisco, Treasure8 begins with leftover or ugly fruits and vegetables from farmers’ fields and unwanted produce from food processing facilities. “We can take these very large waste streams and we can upcycle them into safe, tasty, healthy products and ingredients that can work at large scale distribution.” Childs says.
Farm-to-school programs across the world are building stronger relationship between schools and farmers, ranchers, and producers, in an effort to improve children’s health, engage students in the food system, and support local economies. In honor of National Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank is highlighting 30 innovative farm-to-school programs from across the globe.
The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, an annual event from the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), is currently live streaming. Topics include the relationship between hunger and obesity, proper use of natural resources, reducing food waste, promoting sustainable diets, the environmental impact of agriculture, and the effects of climate change.
With more sustainable food programs being offered to inmates, Food Tank brings you 20 organizations fighting for food justice in prisons around the globe.
Taylor Quinn is the Emerging Markets Director for the US food-tech startup, JUST. Initially, JUST sent him to Liberia to start an educational project. Quinn soon found an opportunity to approach food aid in a totally new way. Now they are selling JUST Power Gari.
While chefs have been a driving force improving school food for a long time, now they’re also stepping in to transform hospital kitchens, bringing with them expertise in healthy menu planning and fresh food sourcing.
A healthy diet combined with exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases over a lifetime. Teaching healthy behaviors at a young age is key to sustaining long-term health.