Social Entrepreneurs

Eight Toronto-based Initiatives Fighting Food Waste

When Canadian governments lack leadership in fighting food waste, individuals and organizations take charge. Food Tank has compiled a list of eight Toronto-based initiatives finding creative uses for excess food, closing the loop in a wasteful food system.

Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Food System

Renske Lynde explains the mission of her accelerator Food System 6. Food entrepreneurs receive mentorship and access to a broad network to shape a new food system, focused on recycling value back to the communities and the environment.

Together, Business and Food Will Nourish Communities

“Real food is food that we trust to nourish our bodies, food that we trust to nourish the farmer, and food that we trust to nourish the planet,” says Kimbal Musk on this week’s Food Talk.

Regenerative Farming Practices Are Rooted in African American History

On Food Talk, Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, talks about what justice should look like for farmers and people of color, whose ancestors faced massive injustices in the past.

28 Inspirational People Working to Reduce Food Waste

With food waste a growing global concern, Food Tank has created a list of 28 individuals putting their skills to the task of reducing food waste.

Three Women-Led Companies Highlight Smart Food

Three women-led businesses use Smart Food to bring healthier snacks to the market while empowering local farmers and enhancing crop resiliency.

15 Organizations Creating Edible Landscapes

Edible perennials make parks and backyards more beautiful, ecologically resilient, and productive. These 15 organizations are creating edible landscapes around the world.

You can Farm Anywhere, Even Inside a Shopping Mall

Startup company BeGreen is reducing food waste and creating access to healthy food by farming inside a shopping center in Brazil

Helianti Hilman Brings an Entrepreneurial Vision to Traditional Indonesian Farming

Working with more than 50,000 farmers and 2,000 food artisans, Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia, shares how her social enterprise empowers farmers and promotes indigenous, biodiverse food.

This is the Story of a Soap Company that is Changing the World

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is creating new markets for Fair Trade Organic products, and practicing dynamic agroforestry.