Scholar, advocate, and trusted advisor Dr. Calestous Juma wrote extensively on the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial intelligence, and politics. At his death, he was a beloved faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Barilla Launches Food Innovation Hub and Venture Fund
Blu1877 seeks seed-level investments in products related to bakery goods, pasta, fruit-based product, condiments, sustainable and Mediterranean diets, and meal solutions. Companies will have access to Barilla’s pilot plant and virtual network.
Future-Focused Policies Target Desertification
This year’s Future Policy Award, a joint initiative between the World Future Council and U.N. Convention on Combating Desertification, is honoring the world’s best policy solutions combating desertification and land degradation.
Fighting Hunger Through Aquaponics
INMED Partnerships for Children has adopted an innovative and sustainable food production technique known as aquaponics, combining aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (soilless crop production).
New Funding to Fight Food Waste in NYC
The Foundation for New York’s Strongest is launching a micro-grant program to help reduce the 650,000 tons of food waste generated by businesses in New York City each year.
The Power of Food: USC’s New Culinary Medicine Course
Keck School of Medicine of USC has partnered with L.A. Kitchen to provide a new hands-on culinary medicine course for medical students that addresses patients’ everyday nutrition challenges.
19 Farm-to-School Initiatives Making an Impact
To celebrate national Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank has compiled a list of 19 unique, innovative, and effective farm-to-school programs from around the globe.
Women-Led Sustainable Farming Model Wins United Nations Equator Prize
The United Nations 2017 Equator Prize has been awarded to 15 local and indigenous communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including Swayam Shikshan Prayog from India for its unique women-led sustainable farming model.
BlueCart’s CEO on Democratizing Technology for Food System Change
BlueCart seeks to democratize technology, ensuring that businesses of all sizes can benefit from it, allowing buyers and sellers to focus on the essence of their industry: hospitality.
Amy Keister: “I want to see more food going from farm to table”
Amy Keister, Vice President of Consumer Engagement for Compass Group North America, is inspired by the progress made to reduce food waste, yet humbled by the task at hand.