2019 was an important yr for Meals Tank. We hosted and took part in ground-breaking Summits, modern occasions, and international discussions in regards to the meals system in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Italy, and throughout the USA. We hosted our largest ever NYC Summit and Gala; our first-ever occasion collection in New York Metropolis, Washington D.C., and Boston; and met lots of our members and readers—and heroines and heroes—in individual! We additionally began the second season of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” our podcast that joins consultants, thinkers, and doers within the meals system.
As we head into a brand new decade, Meals Tank is extra excited than ever! In 2020, we’re increasing our actions in modern methods—together with new cities for our Meals Discuss Stay occasions and Summits (right here we come Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL in January!), extra podcasts with cool meals and agriculture consultants, and an off-Broadway play about local weather change and the meals system (Sure! A musical!).
Now’s the time to affix Meals Tank—it’s not too late to become a member this yr and assist our mission of bringing all sides to the desk!
To start out off the yr, we’ve compiled an inventory of 120 organizations to keep watch over in 2020 which are working in direction of a extra sustainable meals system. Have a contented, secure, and scrumptious New Yr!
A Rising Tradition advocates for the rights of smallholder farmers and promotes agroecological innovation via outreach, analysis, and fostering information sharing between farmers. The group believes that autonomy is essential to reaching social justice, so one pillar of the group’s work facilities round guaranteeing that farmers personal their land in order that they possess company over the way in which they wish to develop their crops. A Rising Tradition launched Library for Meals Sovereignty (LFS) in 2017, which digitizes native information on a shared, open-source platform to attach farmers to sources and foster innovation.
Acre Enterprise Companions is a enterprise capital fund investing in the way forward for meals by providing monetary assist to start-ups in well being, diet, or food-focused tech corporations. Co-Based by Jeffrey Dunn and that includes accomplice Sam Kass, Acre seeks to redefine good meals throughout the meals worth chain.
A group of farmers throughout 18 African international locations, the Africa Farmers Membership goals to deliver agricultural staff collectively from the personal sector, the general public sector, and farmer organizations to share tales, successes, and information. The Africa Farmers Membership believes that “an informed farmer will always make the right decision, which will have a ripple effect in the whole value chain,” in order that they goal to advertise entrepreneurship and networking to assist farmers use sources as effectively as attainable.
Situated in Israel, The Arava Institute is a tutorial hub for these trying to analysis and remedy probably the most urgent environmental issues of the day. The Arava Institute has 5 transboundary analysis facilities, together with the Heart for Sustainable Agriculture and the Heart for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology. The Facilities are devoted to the investigation and preservation of arid lands and their pure sources throughout the Center East.
Based mostly in Alexandria, VA, this nonprofit fosters fairness and sustainability within the Washington, D.C. space meals system via a multi-faceted operation. Arcadia Farm promotes sustainable rising practices, serves as an academic web site for farmers and college students, and will increase entry to native, wholesome meals via packages just like the Mobile Market.
BCFN is a multidisciplinary suppose tank working to attain meals sustainability, centered on enabling dialogue between the coverage, science, and enterprise sectors. Amongst its many initiatives, BCFN’s Younger Earth Options (BCFN YES!) program accelerates modern youth-driven initiatives aiming to deal with international meals challenges. BCFN can be behind the Food & Cities publication—developed along with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) to lift consciousness on and focus on the function cities can play in reworking meals methods worldwide.
7. Big Green
Based in 2011 by Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson, Huge Inexperienced goals to construct a more healthy future for kids throughout America by constructing gardens at scale: supposed to be gathering places and plots for studying, the gardens embrace modular, raised beds, seating, and shade. Huge Inexperienced presently reaches over 250,000 kids across the nation every day, bringing contemporary, actual meals on to low-income communities.
Black City Growers maintains a community and group assist with a purpose to foster Black management in meals and farm advocacy. Their packages embrace the Black Farmers & City Gardeners Convention, a nationwide convention began in 2010 that brings collectively Black farmers, advocates, cooks, and communities to share their greatest practices and management efforts.
The Castanea Fellowship is a multi-sector collaborative engaged on opening up alternatives for meals system leaders. Castanea Fellows undertake a two-year program to discover the connections between meals, fairness, well being, and wellbeing and construct energy to shift constructions inside the meals system. The Fellowship’s Steering Committee began the initiative pushed by the work of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Community Fellowship Program.
Chef Ann Cooper based the Chef Ann Basis with the imaginative and prescient to empower faculties to offer kids with entry to nutritious meals each day. The group helps faculties by main grant packages and offering faculties with the instruments they might want to enhance their meals packages in an effort to alleviate youngsters’ starvation and enhance diet.
Cooks Collaborative connects cooks and different meals trade leaders working to construct a greater meals system throughout the USA. Based in 1993 by cooks together with Rick Bayless, Susan Feniger, and Alice Waters, the community goals to encourage, educate, and rejoice the management function of meals professionals in securing the well being of each individuals and the surroundings.
12. Chef’s Manifesto
Chef’s Manifesto is a group lead by the SDG2 Advocacy Hub which gathers cooks in a dedication to combine the United Nations’ second Sustainable Improvement Aim (SDG)—Zero Starvation—into their on a regular basis actions. The greater than 500 cooks from over 70 international locations promise to be advocates for a greater meals future by inspiring individuals to make modifications of their kitchens and name upon policymakers to make modifications in governance. In 2020, Chef’s Manifesto will give attention to defending biodiversity, empowering each chef of their community to champion meals biodiversity—and sustainability—of their kitchens.
The Neighborhood for Zero Starvation is an unbiased initiative that identifies particular priorities, information, experiences, and sustainable options within the problem to finish starvation. As well as, they supply a collaborative platform for governments, analysis organizations, and NGOs to assist the United Nations (UN) Zero Starvation Problem.
14. Crop Trust
The Crop Belief is a global nonprofit group working to protect crop range, and in flip, defend international meals safety. The Crop Belief’s #CropsInColor campaign, of which Meals Tank is a media accomplice, highlights the significance of crop range for meals safety and local weather change adaptation. The audiovisual assortment sheds mild on the complexities, triumphs, and surprises of crop range in motion, that includes globe-trotting crops akin to beans, espresso, cassava, potatoes, maize, and rice. And the Crop Belief’s Meals Ceaselessly Initiative is a worldwide partnership that goals to lift consciousness for the significance of defending agricultural biodiversity with a set of high-level Champions and activists with ingenious methods to guard the sources nonetheless remaining on the planet.
The Culinary Institute of America presents culinary teaching programs and works along with members of the educational, public well being, and environmental sectors to alter how the world eats. The Menus of Change Initiative—a partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan Faculty of Public Well being—gives cooks and foodservice leaders with menu, recipe, and enterprise steerage linked to well being and sustainability.
Along with the three million free meals they ship yearly for homeless shelters, faculties, and nonprofits, D.C. Central Kitchen presents a culinary job coaching program for people dealing with unemployment, earlier incarceration, or homelessness. The coaching program prepares college students to obtain their meals handler’s license and enter careers within the foodservice trade, that includes native cooks who volunteer to coach college students in primary culinary expertise.
The Diyalo Basis establishes faculties, agricultural initiatives, and vitality packages in rural communities of Nepal. The group goals to fight excessive illiteracy and poverty charges within the nation by offering free, high-quality training with an agricultural focus. College students be taught within the faculties’ agri-gardens, harvesting natural produce and later making use of this new set of expertise at residence.
18. EAT Foundation
The EAT Basis works to remodel the worldwide meals system to attain a future the place wholesome and sustainable meals is reasonably priced, accessible, and enticing to all. They join leaders and innovators throughout disciplines to shut information gaps, translate analysis outcomes into motion plans, scale-up options, increase consciousness, and create engagement.
Edible Communities is a media community comprised of over 90 magazines from the US and Canada devoted to telling the tales of farmers, cooks, fishers, artisans, and residential cooks. The Edible Institute—the community’s flagship occasion—gathers meals system leaders to discover community-based options for addressing among the most crucial challenges in meals manufacturing.
EWG is a group of scientists, coverage consultants, attorneys, communication consultants, and programmers advocating for the well being of individuals and the planet. EWG empowers shoppers to make higher choices in regards to the merchandise they purchase, and the impression they’ve on the planet, via reviews, on-line databases, apps and extra.
Fairtrade America works to revamp the worldwide commerce system, specializing in small-scale farmers and staff in creating international locations. By rising demand for Fairtrade merchandise, certifying meals with the FAIRTRADE Mark, and setting worldwide requirements and minimal costs, Fairtrade America goals to change energy imbalances within the financial system.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia, shaped in 2013, is the primary new farmworker union in the USA in a quarter-century and the primary union in Washington State led by indigenous staff. In June 2017 union officers representing Mixteco and Triqui members signed a contract with Sakuma Bros Berry Farm that bargained for truthful hourly wages, non-discrimination, and procedures for resolving disputes.
The Household Farming Data Platform by the Meals and Agriculture Group of the UN gathers data on international household farming—together with nationwide legal guidelines and rules, public insurance policies, greatest practices, and analysis—to offer essential information to policymakers, main organizations, and activists.
Began by Baldemar Velasquez, who grew up in a migrant farmworker household, FLOC represents hundreds of seasonal farmworkers, advocating for higher working circumstances and wages. FLOC achieved monumental positive factors akin to the primary tri-party contract in agriculture after a profitable boycott and march towards Campbell Soup.
25. Favela Orgânica
Favela Orgânica is a meals sovereignty mission working to enhance diet and scale back meals waste throughout low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since its basis in 2011, the group hosts lectures, catering occasions with recovered and wholesome meals, and coaching with kitchen and cafeteria workers to advertise a change in consumption practices and to worth typically-wasted components of meals.
Suggestions is revealing the unpalatable fact of meals waste, placing it on the prime of political and company agendas. Their mixture of analysis and grassroots campaigns empower constructive change within the meals system and invoke motion in direction of regenerating nature.
Sponsored by the nonprofit Seattle Good Business Network, this volunteer group engages cooks in selling native and sustainable meals buying. FORKS additionally hosts occasions akin to The Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection, a big convening of meals trade gamers in Washington State.
28. Fight for $15
Battle for $15 is a worldwide motion advocating for the rights of minimal wage staff in fast-food eating places, comfort shops, youngster care, residence well being care, gasoline stations, and airports, amongst others. The motion started in 2012 when 200 fast-food staff in New York Metropolis walked off the job to protest. At present, Battle for $15 boasts members in 300 cities unfold throughout six continents.
Florida Blue gives reasonably priced well being care plans to residents of Florida and promotes group well being initiatives centering round meals safety. In collaboration with GuideWell Basis, the group held a summit this yr that introduced collectively well being system leaders to innovate on native efforts to sort out meals insecurity. The group emphasizes the necessity for entry to wholesome, healthful meals to attain higher well being outcomes.
Meals & Water Watch goals to fight companies that put earnings earlier than individuals and advocates for a democracy that improves individuals’s lives whereas defending our surroundings. The group works to construct a grassroots motion to carry governments and companies accountable for his or her actions that have an effect on meals and water methods.
Meals + Tech Join is a hub for technological innovation within the good meals motion. By way of media, occasions, and extra, they join each nook of the meals trade, inspiring collaboration and the sharing of greatest practices to construct a greater meals future.
FANRPAN is a pan-African analysis community that generates information and gives unbiased proof to nationwide and regional meals and agriculture packages. FANRPAN’s Agriculture to Diet (ATONU) initiative goals to broaden the group’s studying platforms and lengthen its impression to youth, for which the ATONU Super Girl Adventures comedian ebook collection was developed.
The FAO is a specialised company of the United Nations that works to attain meals safety for all. The FAO works in over 130 international locations worldwide, working towards objectives to set worldwide requirements for meals security and justice, eradicate meals and water-related ailments all over the world, and restrict international starvation. The FAO additionally works to unite organizations searching for a zero-hunger society, making a community of activists all over the world.
The Meals Chain Staff Alliance brings collectively 31 organizations concerned within the meals system working to enhance wages and dealing circumstances for his or her over 340,000 staff. They combat to construct a extra simply, equitable, wholesome, and sustainable meals system that protects and respects the rights of all staff alongside the meals chain.
35. Food Corps
FoodCorps is making waves in youth engagement, altering attitudes round meals in over 500 faculties throughout 17 states and Washington, D.C. They encourage members’ collaboration with academics, group leaders, and faculties to offer kids with information of meals and diet; engagement in hands-on meals actions, like gardening; and entry to nutritious, locally-sourced meals.
FoodFutureCo. is an accelerator program for small organizations pushing for change within the meals system to develop their impression. This system selects purpose-driven corporations which are scaling up and gives key sources akin to consulting, international distribution and assist to get via the troublesome stage of scaling enterprise design. Most of the accelerator’s latest cohort pitched concepts surrounding plant-based meat options, seeing vital progress since collaborating in this system.
FPA was established in 2012 via a collaboration of nationwide meals coverage leaders with a purpose to maintain legislators accountable for votes that affect meals and farming. By way of an annual Nationwide Meals Coverage Scorecard, FPA tracks members of Congress as they vote on and sponsor payments associated to a spread of meals points—to assist and educate a better-informed voting public.
Since its inception in 2011, FRN has rescued greater than 3.2 million kilos of meals and has a presence on 230 faculty campuses throughout the USA. Meals Restoration Community empowers college students, communities, and meals companies to reconstruct their perceptions and habits round surplus meals.
39. FoodShot Global
FoodShot International—a multistakeholder funding platform based by enterprise capitalist Victor Friedberg—helps startups and initiatives utilizing cutting-edge know-how to enhance the meals system, beginning with soil well being. The platform additionally hosts the MoonShot Prize, an annual funding competitors aiming to speed up modern options tackling the worldwide problem of feeding 10 billion individuals by 2050.
The Meals System Imaginative and prescient Prize is an initiative of The Rockefeller Basis in partnership with SecondMuse and OpenIDEO that goals to encourage organizations and establishments worldwide to suppose collaboratively about the way forward for meals. So as to safe a greater meals future, the Prize challenges candidates to consider how the world can envision a regenerative and nourishing meals future by the yr 2050. The Prize accepts purposes via the top of January and gives winners—Visionaries—with prize grants, a three-month accelerator, and mentorship from consultants, artists, and accomplice organizations of their fields.
Launched by the UN in 2002, GAIN is a global group working to finish malnutrition inside this lifetime. They focus their efforts on kids and ladies whereas constructing alliances between companies, authorities, and civil society to ship packages in 29 international locations and assist scale back malnutrition globally.
GAFF is a strategic alliance of over 20 philanthropic foundations working to remodel meals methods and safe the wellbeing of future generations. GAFF’s 2019 report Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems, co-authored with the Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, highlights 21 initiatives from all over the world working to attain sustainable, equitable, and safe meals methods.
GFAR is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder international discussion board on agricultural analysis and innovation. GFAR’s mission is to mobilize all stakeholders concerned in agricultural analysis and innovation methods for growth to catalyze actions towards assuaging poverty, growing meals safety, and selling the sustainable use of pure sources.
44. Global Table
International Desk is a company with a three-day international agribusiness and meals convention, together with Seeds&Chips, in Australia. The group convenes attendees from everywhere in the world—notably from Asia-Pacific—to unravel the largest meals challenges. The group additionally serves as a program that highlights Australia’s actions in direction of reaching the SDGs—and the plans which are nonetheless wanted to attain worldwide plans.
The Good Meals Institute is a US-based nonprofit working with scientists, buyers, and entrepreneurs to assist clear meat and plant-based options to animal merchandise. GFI additionally engages each producers and eaters in additional environment friendly meals manufacturing. GFI’s Good Food Scorecard ranks prime chain eating places based mostly on their plant-based provide and gives steerage to these involved in benefiting from the plant-based alternative.
The Inexperienced Bronx Machine brings city agriculture to colleges within the Bronx, an underserved neighborhood in New York, with the imaginative and prescient of making equitable communities and elevating wholesome college students via their Okay-12 training program. They align their gardening program with college efficiency indicators to create a holistic instructional expertise for college students to have the ability to thrive each inside and outdoors of the classroom, seeing marked will increase in educational efficiency following this system’s implementation. One of many group’s greatest accomplishments is the Nationwide Well being, Wellness, and Studying Heart, an indoor vertical farm area and coaching kitchen transformed from a 100-year-old college library constructing within the South Bronx. Meals grown within the middle is served to a whole lot of scholars within the cafeteria with out ever having to depart the constructing.
GrowNYC gives free instruments and providers for New Yorkers to assist enhance entry to contemporary, wholesome native meals. Along with a community of farmers’ markets and contemporary meals organizations, GrowNYC builds and rejuvenates group and college gardens and delivers environmental stewardship packages to greater than 30,000 kids every year.
48. Harlem Grown
Harlem Grown is an unbiased nonprofit group based mostly in Harlem, New York Metropolis, offering hands-on training to youth in city farming, sustainability, and diet. Harlem Grown additionally works to renovate deserted tons into city farms and improve training and entry to wholesome meals for Harlem residents.
Heifer Worldwide is a worldwide nonprofit working throughout 21 international locations to eradicate starvation and poverty via agricultural growth. The group delivers coaching and provides to communities with a purpose to enhance their self-sufficiency. The Hatching Hope mission, a partnership with agribusiness firm Cargill, goals to empower feminine smallholder farmers via extra productive, sustainable poultry and egg farming practices.
Huerta Niño Basis builds college gardens and gives coaching to city and rural communities unfold throughout Argentina. The primary objective of the gardens if to diversify the scholars’ diets, and finally, function a device to fight youngster starvation and malnutrition within the nation. Now in its 20th-year of operations, Huerta Niño covers all 23 provinces with 600 backyard initiatives and 50,000 kids actively concerned within the gardens.
51. Hungry Harvest
Hungry Harvest fights meals waste by connecting prospects with surplus vegetables and fruit that might in any other case go to landfills—the small, the ugly, or any abnormal-looking vegetable. For every field delivered from farm to doorstep, the corporate additionally donates a wholesome meal to somebody in want: Hungry Harvest has contributed over 850,000 kilos of produce to hunger-solving organizations.
The Hunter Faculty NYC Meals Coverage Heart works to develop modern and evidence-based options to stop continual ailments and promote meals safety in and outdoors of New York Metropolis. The middle’s analysis, coverage evaluation, and training alternatives be a part of consultants and college students collectively to brainstorm methods New York Metropolis’s meals coverage generally is a mannequin for the remainder of the world.
IFOAM is comprised of 800 associates in additional than 100 international locations working to make it simpler for farmers to farm organically and sustainably whereas elevating consciousness and recommending coverage to embrace natural as an answer to international challenges. Its Participatory Guarantee Systems enhance transparency concerning completely different home natural requirements whereas additionally acknowledging a necessity for range and native adaptation.
IATP believes in a meals system that advantages everybody: individuals, farmers, meals system staff, and international communities. Their work consists of financial and democratic advocacy to push for stronger well being and farming insurance policies. IATP additionally presents its experience to NGOs, policymakers, and public businesses all over the world to assist deliver insurance policies and analysis into tangible meals system change.
IACP educates, empowers, and engages culinary professionals for a greater meals tradition nationally and internationally. IACP consists of not solely nutritionists, cooks, and restaurateurs, but in addition writers, photographers, stylists, and teachers working in direction of a greater and extra scrumptious meals system.
IFPRI gives research-based coverage options to sustainably scale back poverty and finish starvation and malnutrition. IFPRI collaborates with companions all over the world to conduct analysis, talk outcomes, and construct capability to make sure sustainable meals manufacturing, promote wholesome meals methods, enhance markets and commerce, remodel agriculture, construct resilience, and strengthen establishments and governance. An advocate and knowledgeable in higher meals coverage and growth, Shenggen Fan will depart IFPRI in completion of his time period and Johan Swinnen will take his place.
IFAD works to remove poverty, starvation, and malnutrition in rural populations all over the world. By planning and implementing agricultural growth initiatives in creating international locations, IFAD invests in rural individuals, serving to to lift their productiveness and incomes and finally safe an improved and sustainable high quality of life. In 2020, Marie Haga—an knowledgeable on coverage, growth, and agricultural biodiversity—will develop into the Affiliate Vice-President, Exterior Relations and Governance of IFAD.
IPES-Meals is a multidisciplinary panel working to form debates on meals system reform all over the world. Coverage-oriented analysis and multistakeholder consultations type the bottom of IPES-Meals’s work. Their newest report, In direction of a Frequent Meals Coverage for the European Union, attracts on discussions with over 400 farmers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and policymakers to set forth a typical meals imaginative and prescient for the EU.
IRC is a non-profit group serving to refugees rebuild livelihoods threatened by warfare and oppression. The IRC New Roots program gives newly resettled refugees with alternatives to hone their meals manufacturing expertise and develop meals in group gardens and concrete farms.
JBF’s mission is to protect, nurture, and rejoice the various culinary heritage of the U.S. Amongst a wide range of occasions and packages supposed to teach, encourage, and entertain, JBF presents the James Beard Award, the very best honor bestowed to American meals and beverage professionals. And JBF’s management awards spotlight the realms of sustainability, meals justice, and public well being by recognizing excellent initiatives and our bodies of labor. In 2019, the JBF acknowledged individuals and organizations like Leah Penniman, Soul Fireplace Farm; The Pioneer Valley Staff’ Heart; and Anim Metal, Actual Meals Technology.
61. Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Floor is a nonprofit group that seeks to share a narrative of hope for the local weather constructed by soil. Kiss the Floor goals to extend soil carbon and biodiversity on 500 million acres of land by 2050. By way of storytelling movies, shows, and academic supplies, Kiss the Floor hopes to foster a deeper understanding of the function soil performs within the meals system. The group additionally funds coaching packages for farmers to transition to regenerative practices.
LRDI works to safe land rights for the world’s poorest individuals, typically specializing in land rights for ladies. They accomplice with native governments in creating international locations to assist create legal guidelines, insurance policies, and packages to foster social justice, financial progress, and alternatives for the communities.
63. Little Herds
Little Herds is an insect training non-profit based mostly in Austin, TX making an attempt to alter the repute of bugs: quite than a nuisance, they could be a tasty supply of vitamins. By way of farmers’ markets, household occasions, public outreach, and training partnerships, the group reaches out to the subsequent technology of meals innovators to advertise bugs not solely as a sustainable protein supply but in addition as a waste administration device and livestock feed.
The MSU Heart for Regional Meals Methods educates with a purpose to create a collective impression on social issues within the meals system. By way of interdisciplinary analysis, training, and outreach, the middle engages individuals past simply college students to examine a regionally powered meals system centered on wholesome, contemporary, truthful, and reasonably priced meals.
MWOMA is the first-ever data-driven investigation trying into the funding gaps for ladies in AgriFood-Tech. Established in 2018 by AgFunder, The New Food Economy, and Karen Karp & Partners, MWOMA goals to alter funding dynamics within the AgriFood-Tech trade. The initiative additionally gives advisory and organizes occasions to lift consciousness on the difficulty and discover options for feminine entrepreneurs.
The NFU works to guard and improve the financial well-being and high quality of life for household farmers and ranchers and their rural communities within the U.S. They promote laws and training helpful to farmers via a grassroots construction wherein coverage positions are initiated regionally by the 33 state chapters.
FFA is an intracurricular pupil group for these within the meals, fiber, and pure useful resource industries. FFA is among the largest youth organizations within the U.S., organizing conferences, conventions, competitions, experiential studying, and on-line studying experiences via greater than 7,500 chapters.
The NYFC is working to halt and even reverse the decline of household farming within the U.S. by representing, mobilizing, and interesting younger farmers. Their coverage priorities embrace enhancements to the supply of federal programming, land entry, pupil mortgage debt, coaching, housing, local weather and conservation, and racial fairness. The NYFC prepares to say goodbye to activist Lindsey Lusher Shute and welcomes their new Co-Government Administrators Martin Lemos and Sophie Ackoff.
Native Seeds/SEARCH, a nonprofit seed conservation group based mostly in Tucson, Arizona, works to protect the arid-adapted crop range of the Sonora Desert area. The seed financial institution homes practically 2,000 forms of crops, lots of them uncommon or endangered. The seeds, and the best way to develop them, symbolize the cultural heritage and farming information of greater than 50 native indigenous communities and up to date migrant teams.
NGI gives health-supportive culinary training to empower cooks, people, and communities to be leaders within the dialog about meals and wellbeing. They advocate for a sustainable meals system that respects pure sources and the individuals who make every meal attainable.
NRDC works to guard individuals’s proper to wash air, clear water, and wholesome communities. Utilizing information, science, and reviews, NRDC works globally to advocate for change in the way in which the world addresses vitality, meals, local weather change, and extra. NRDC additionally works to make the meals system extra environment friendly and fewer wasteful by serving to cities redirect surplus meals, instructing shoppers the best way to waste much less meals and residential, and pressuring the meals trade and policymakers to undertake waste-reducing insurance policies.
NMAA protects water and group acequias—gravity-propelled communal irrigation water methods delivered to the Americas over 400 years in the past. By way of involvement in NMAA, communities are inspired to advocate for cleaner water, develop meals, and honor the cultural heritage of the world. NMAA’s Acequia Governance Undertaking goals to enhance group governance of acequias via training, technical help, and authorized help, offering acequias with mapping and community-connecting applied sciences.
New York College’s Steinhardt Faculty of Tradition, Training, and Human Improvement boasts over 50 areas of examine, together with well being, diet, and extra. The Division of Diet and Meals Research, led by Division Chair Dr. Krishnendu Ray, covers a spread of points throughout public well being, diet, meals, politics, and tradition and contains a cycle of knowledgeable professors akin to Marion Nestle.
Every year, Niman Ranch, a pacesetter in sustainable agriculture and humane livestock practices within the U.S., grants the Subsequent Technology Scholarship Fund awards. The academic scholarships assist the youngsters of household farmers attain training to proceed rural enhancement and lift consciousness across the lack of conventional farming and ranching practices. In 2018, the Subsequent Technology Basis debuted as an official non-profit group.
NATIFS is a nonprofit group working to get better and restore Native foodways. Based by The Sioux Chef, the group goals to deal with the financial and well being crises affecting Native communities by constructing sustainable meals enterprises. NATIFS’s newest enterprise, the Indigenous Meals Lab in Minneapolis, will home an indigenous restaurant, together with a analysis and coaching middle to teach Native Individuals on their foodways.
OFRF makes use of scientific analysis to extend the speed at which farmers undertake natural practices. OFRF works not solely on the sector, driving natural analysis and training efforts, but in addition within the authorities, working to domesticate federal insurance policies that assist incoming and established natural farmers.
OSA works to advance moral seed options to fulfill meals and farming wants in a altering world. Every year, they educate hundreds of farmers and group members, conduct natural plant breeding and seed manufacturing analysis, and advocate for nationwide insurance policies that strengthen natural seed methods.
The Natural Commerce Affiliation’s mission is to advertise and defend natural requirements alongside the meals chain, from farm to market. Below their innovation, advocacy, and legislative objectives, the Natural Commerce Affiliation hopes to point out how daring, bold, and forward-thinking the natural sector is, and the way innovating in natural manufacturing will assist bridge the hole between natural meals demand and manufacturing in 2030.
79. Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a worldwide group working to proper the wrongs of poverty, starvation, and injustice. As certainly one of 17 members of the worldwide Oxfam confederation, they work with individuals in additional than 90 international locations to create lasting options. Oxfam develops long-term options to poverty and campaigns for social change.
OzHarvest, Australia’s main meals rescue group, collects and delivers extra meals from business retailers to greater than 1,300 charities unfold throughout the nation. Working with over 3,500 meals donors, OzHarvest rescues an estimated 180 tons of meals every week. In 2017, the group opened Australia’s first rescued meals grocery store in Sydney together with the OzHarvest Meals Truck.
Folks and Vegetation develops information alternate instruments and facilitates dialogues to deliver the voices of marginalized teams into the highlight. By way of the Conventional Foodways Program, Folks and Vegetation works with communities throughout The Philippines, Brazil, Cameroon, and Mexico to revive and strengthen conventional meals methods, preserving native biodiversity and cultural landscapes.
The Postharvest Training Basis works to empower individuals to cut back meals loss and meals waste. They do that by offering modern teaching programs, instruments, and mentorship to younger professionals working in agriculture and postharvest methods all over the world. The Postharvest Training Basis’s packages focus particularly on the circumstances that creating international locations face within the meals system.
The Lexicon is a non-profit communications company centered on meals, agriculture, and water points to extend consciousness of sustainable rules to fight local weather change—their storytelling method helps individuals join with sustainability throughout the meals system. Their Rediscovered Meals Initiative paperwork the tales of 25 profitable crops all over the world past corn, wheat, and rice that present communities with diet, biodiversity, financial alternative, and hope within the midst of local weather change.
ReFED is a data-driven information for companies, authorities, funders, and nonprofits to collectively scale back meals waste at scale. By way of in depth analysis, ReFED has recognized 27 of the most effective alternatives to cut back meals waste throughout the U.S. and developed a spread of instruments to assist effectively and successfully scale back meals waste from a number of factors within the meals chain. Getting ready to say goodbye to international sustainability knowledgeable—and Government Director Chris Cochran—ReFed welcomes Interim Government Director Dana Gunders.
The Refresh Working Group is a analysis collaboration made up of over 30 farmers, small enterprise house owners, researchers, company companions, nonprofit leaders, educators, group organizers, and innovators working throughout the meals system to look at the intersection of technological innovation and meals. Led by Meals Tank, Google, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Refresh Working Group revealed its first report, “Refresh: Food and Tech, from Soil to Supper,” in 2018 and in 2019, hosted a day of meals activations, discussions, and cooking demonstrations at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. On the occasion, attendees discovered extra in regards to the intersection of farming, meals, and know-how by watching cooking demos, attending panels on the convention, and testing out apps for farmers and modern snacks like bugs.
Regeneration Worldwide is a worldwide community working to advertise and facilitate the transition to regenerative meals, farming, and land administration practices. Comprised of greater than 250 companions and regeneration alliances, the community hosts teaching programs, connects individuals, and helps coverage initiatives that may advance the transition into regenerative agriculture each regionally and globally.
RLC is a non-profit group with a mission to cut back and stop meals waste. Based mostly in New York Metropolis, the group gives options and consultations with a purpose to remove meals waste whereas concurrently preventing starvation. RLC operates packages that present providers akin to meals waste consulting, extra meals supply, and tax credit score help.
ROC United works to lift restaurant trade requirements for working circumstances, wages, and worker remedy. Made up of hundreds of people that work in eating places, over 750 employers, and hundreds of shoppers, ROC United has gained greater than US$10 million in misappropriated suggestions, wages, and discrimination funds and revealed over 30 reviews illuminating the restaurant trade.
89. Seeds & Chips
Seeds & Chips hosts a number one meals innovation summit every year, devoted to showcasing nationwide and worldwide expertise within the meals system and cutting-edge options to the world’s social and financial issues. Every year, the convention connects individuals, concepts, and options to deal with matters akin to agricultural challenges and local weather change.
SHARECITY is a global analysis mission meals sharing economies inside cities. The mission’s SHARECITY100 Database is an open-source map comprising greater than 4,000 meals sharing initiatives from 100 cities unfold throughout 44 international locations. The database goals to lift the visibility and entry of individuals to meals sharing enterprises, whether or not its group gardens, meals redistribution initiatives, or group kitchens.
Gradual Meals Worldwide is a grassroots motion with chapters in over 160 international locations that concentrate on making a world with full entry to meals that’s good for shoppers, farmers, growers, and the planet. The group works each day to stop the disappearance of native meals traditions, counteract the rise of quick life, and fight individuals’s dwindling curiosity in what they eat. Gradual Meals USA is a part of the worldwide Gradual Meals community spreading a mission of fine, clear, and truthful meals for all to over 100,000 members in additional than 150 international locations. By way of an enormous volunteer community of native chapters, youth, and meals communities, they hyperlink the pleasures of the desk with a dedication to guard group, tradition, information, and surroundings.
92. Square Roots
This city farming firm, situated in Brooklyn, NY, grows a spread of scrumptious herbs and distributes them on to grocery shops throughout NYC. On the coronary heart of Sq. Roots is their distinctive year-long Subsequent-Gen Farmer Coaching Program, which gives a possibility for younger individuals to enter the farming trade. Sq. Roots farmers spend the yr studying about plant science and the best way to develop indoors whereas getting uncovered to enterprise and group constructing. Co-founded by Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk, the farming firm graduated its first-class of scholars in 2017.
Based by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, Small Planet Fund gives grants to visionary social actions and grassroots organizations working to remodel the worldwide meals system. In addition they provide six kinds of strategic grants, together with seed, emergency, leverage, impression, visibility, and multiplier grants for alternatives that provide the largest impression.
94. Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fireplace Farm grows meals as an act of solidarity with these oppressed by meals apartheid whereas sustaining respect for his or her ancestors, historical past, and the surroundings. Soul Fireplace Farm conducts coaching packages to lift the subsequent technology of activist-farmers and assist meals sovereignty for future communities. The group’s Co-Director Leah Penniman not too long ago accomplished a ebook, “Farming While Black,” a information for African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity.
SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit residency program and natural farm situated in Putnam County, New York. SPACE was based by artists to create an surroundings that provides artists area to create and cohabitate with fellow residents. Not solely do artists and innovators discover their work invigorated, however they contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of the previous natural farm.
Stone Barns is a nonprofit farm and academic middle in New York with a accomplice restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. With a give attention to fostering younger farmers, the middle serves as a working laboratory for experimentation, testing, and growth of recent instruments, strategies, crops, and animals to assist resilient and regenerative agriculture.
Based mostly within the U.Okay., SFT promotes worldwide cooperation between policymakers, companies, and civil society organizations to speed up the transition to regenerative and harmonious meals and farming methods. SFT influences and enhances the work of different meals system leaders, advocates for higher coverage and apply, and gives a spread of informative articles on their web site.
The Alliance makes use of analysis to create options to issues in defending agricultural biodiversity and bettering sustainable meals methods. Biodiversity Worldwide and CIAT joined to develop into a worldwide group working in Asia, Africa, and the Americas to ship scientific proof and coverage choices to over 35 international locations. As CGIAR Analysis Facilities, the organizations goal to enhance meals safety and diet by fostering agricultural biodiversity, scale back poverty and starvation, and defend pure sources. Bioversity Worldwide’s Agrobiodiversity Index tracks how sustainably international locations use their agrobiodiversity and highlights key problems with the native meals system, whereas CIAT’s Huge Information Platform gives international leaders with open information and avenues for collaboration on massive information analytics to boost the impression of worldwide agricultural analysis. As the 2 organizations bond in an alliance, they put together to say goodbye to Director Common Ruben G Echeverría and welcome Juan Lucas Restrepo in 2020.
The Chicago Council on International Affairs makes use of knowledgeable voices, unbiased analysis, and public engagement to deliver readability to the world’s points and provide options for transformation. The group gives perception into international meals safety and diet within the face of recent challenges—and alternatives—introduced upon by urbanization, local weather change, and new applied sciences. Their annual reviews present steerage to public, personal, and non-governmental organizations to develop into international leaders in diet and meals safety.
The Local weather Collaborative joins producers, retailers, distributors, brokers, suppliers, and different pure meals companies to reverse the pure merchandise trade’s contributions to local weather change. Specializing in 9 dedication areas—together with agriculture, meals waste, packaging, and extra—the Local weather Collaborative goals to share new concepts and options to assist corporations make constructive impacts on the local weather. The Collaborative consists of executives from Annie’s, Dr. Bronner’s, Natural Valley, and extra.
The Edible Schoolyard, began by Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters, was a pioneer of the college backyard methodology. Began in 1995, this system started with only one center college however has since expanded to colleges throughout the USA. The varsity gardens work along with a studying kitchen to show important cooking expertise to kids and the college’s cafeteria, which makes use of contemporary produce from the backyard to feed college students on a day-to-day foundation. The group additionally presents coaching packages for different faculties to implement the college backyard mannequin.
The Glynwood Heart for Regional Meals and Farming serves farmers and meals changemakers within the Hudson Valley of New York. Glynwood goals to advance native meals manufacturing and inform the nationwide viewers about the benefits of regionalizing meals and agriculture. Glynwood presents coaching, apprentice, and incubator packages to assist farmers improve their work via regenerative agriculture and fosters coalitions of organizations within the Hudson Valley space, amongst different packages, to stimulate the meals and farming system within the area.
103. The Goods Mart
The Items Mart is a acutely aware comfort retailer with places in New York Metropolis and Los Angeles. Based in 2018 by younger entrepreneur Rachel Krupa, The Items Mart goals to reimagine neighborhood areas whereas serving high quality, environmentally-friendly meals merchandise. Items Mart additionally prompts buyers to tip a share of their invoice upon checkout, donating the quantity to a unique charity every month.
HAPPY—Comfortable Lively Constructive Purposeful Youth—is a youth-led group that addresses the bodily, psychological, emotional, and social well being points they face at this time. They equip youngsters and their households with the sources, expertise, and data to take duty for their very own well being and confidently embrace nutritious and reasonably priced meals. Based by Haile Thomas, the group brings enjoyable and interesting packages to colleges, camps, and communities to interact youth in diet.
The Heart for a Livable Future from the Johns Hopkins Faculty of Public Well being goals to advertise analysis and communication in regards to the relationships between weight loss program, meals manufacturing, human well being, and the surroundings. Created in 1996 by Dr. Robert Lawrence, the Heart presents sensible sources to meals coverage advocates and provides perception into college students and educators to assist them contribute to a more healthy, extra equitable, and resilient meals system. The Heart’s latest initiatives embrace utilizing GIS know-how to determine gaps in Baltimore’s meals surroundings, utilizing mapping purposes to include information on the meals system for the state of Maryland, and offering technical help to the nationwide Meatless Monday marketing campaign.
106. The Land Institute
The Land Institute is dedicated to accelerating polyculture farming options and promotes rising meals in tandem with nature, altering trendy agricultural practices which trigger soil erosion and degradation. Polyculture is the farming apply of utilizing a number of crops inside the similar area, selling biodiversity by emulating pure ecosystems.
107. The Organic Center
The Natural Heart is a analysis and training group that goals to convene credible science on the environmental and well being results of natural meals and farming. The group hopes to make use of the proof and data to teach the general public, advance understanding in regards to the intersection of meals, well being, and surroundings; and assist innovation and efficacy within the natural farming sector.
108. The Rodale Institute
The Rodale Institute works on rising the natural motion via analysis, farmer coaching, and shopper training. Based in 1947, the 333-acre farm in east Pennsylvania serves as a hub the place each skilled and new farmers can find out about regenerative agriculture. The Institute’s Farming Systems Trial, carried out since 1981, gives a side-by-side comparability of natural and standard agricultural methods to assist farmers make modifications of their farming practices.
TFF is a worldwide innovation accelerator for meals and agriculture start-ups. TFF members—a group of over 15,000 youth leaders—join via their Academy and Digital Labs to entry mentorship, construct an expert community, and have interaction in collaborations, whereas the annual TFF Problem gathers entrepreneurs to develop daring, technology-driven options for bettering the meals worth chain.
The Swette Heart for Sustainable Meals Methods at Arizona State College develops modern concepts and options to the various challenges of present meals methods. Taking a holistic and transdisciplinary method, the Heart’s work encompasses water and vitality use, carbon footprint and diet, improvements in agtech, and the well-being and livelihood of farmers and others working in meals methods. Government Director Kathleen Merrigan, a former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, leads the middle in collaborations on creating leading edge science and coverage within the meals system.
111. TMG Research gGmbH
TMG (Töpfer – Müller – Gassner) Analysis gGmbH is a Berlin-based suppose tank working to deal with a number of sustainability challenges throughout the globe. TMG’s mission, Soil Safety and Rehabilitation for Meals Safety, focuses on securing land rights for ladies farmers in Kenya and Burkina Faso, with over 200 ladies buying entry to farm fields through the first pilot.
TTFF is a US-based nonprofit that distributes fruit-bearing timber with a purpose to feed individuals, create jobs, and profit the surroundings. Working throughout 17 international locations, TTFF has now expanded operations to supply manufacturing tools, cooking courses, meal packages, and college assist to foster additional financial and social alternatives within the communities they serve.
The True Well being Initiative—a gaggle of greater than 400 world-renowned well being consultants—goals to make clear wholesome and sustainable residing by dispelling well being myths and publicizing truths with a unified voice. The initiative helps six rules for a world with much less continual illness: forks, ft, fingers, sleep, stress, and love.
The Friedman Faculty pursues analysis and presents teaching programs that cowl each a part of well being and the meals system, from molecular diet to sustainability. Led by Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, the college consists of college akin to biomedical scientists, economists, nutritionists, physicians, and political scientists who perceive the modifications wanted to generate real-world impacts in international growth and well being.
CORAF, Africa’s largest sub-regional analysis group, works on bettering small farmer effectivity and selling agribusiness in 23 international locations. The group’s West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) develops and accelerates agricultural improvements as a response to growing challenges in agricultural productiveness of the area. Areas of motion embrace boosting aquaculture, closing the gender hole, bettering market entry, and involving youth in agriculture.
116. Wholesome Wave
Healthful Wave began in 2007 with the mission to make sure low-income communities had equal entry to wholesome and therapeutic meals. They make good meals reasonably priced via the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, empowering docs to write down households prescriptions for produce, and the Double Worth Coupon Program, doubling the ability of federal advantages such because the Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP).
Chef Jose Andres established ThinkFoodGroup to handle eating places, accommodations, and meals merchandise worldwide, but in addition drive training and philanthropy within the meals sector. ThinkFoodGroup’s World Central Kitchen, a touring kitchen that responds to hardships and disasters with emergency meal donations, not too long ago responded to pure disasters in Puerto Rico, California, and Tijuana. World Central Kitchen additionally gives training, financial alternatives, and meals safety to communities as they rebuild their livelihoods. Since 2010 they’ve empowered individuals, strengthened the financial system, developed key partnerships, created a talented workforce, and helped communities feed themselves.
118. World Food Programme
The World Meals Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance department of the United Nations working to deal with international starvation and meals insecurity via humanitarian operations and growth packages. So as to quick observe their imaginative and prescient of Zero Starvation, WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies and scales options developed by entrepreneurs and start-ups via monetary assist, mentorship, and international subject attain.
WRI is a worldwide analysis group working to deal with important points on the intersection of growth and the surroundings. WRI’s 2019 report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future, gives a five-course menu of options to feed the world in a sustainable method, together with proposed actions for various stakeholders of the meals system. WRI’s work spans 60 international locations, linking matters of local weather, vitality, meals, cities, forests, water, and oceans.
Your Bountiful Harvest, a sustainable city farm and backyard session service in Chicago, Illinois, works on instructing individuals the best way to feed themselves. Your Bountiful Harvest gives steerage, natural seedlings, and farmer coaching via on-site visits to city gardens and inexperienced areas, with the objective of accelerating individuals’s self-sufficiency via sustainable farming.