Our Food System Is Ripe For Change.
Today’s most perplexing challenges have roots in our industrial food system. The steady rise of chronic conditions, diseases and healthcare costs. Climate change. Food insecurity and waste. You name it.
Consumers want change. They have become more conscious about the consequences of maintaining the status quo. The surging demand for better, more healthy food confirms this shift. Yet, the system cannot support it.
Our focus is on furthering the technologies, people and processes that will transform the local food infrastructure. We believe that when small- to mid-sized sustainable farmers can thrive, the health of individuals, communities and the environment will improve.
As fast food expands in key global regions, other trends are beginning to surface.read more
Artificial sweetener is used in approximately 6,000 products consumed by 200 million people around the world.read more
A coalition of consumer, food safety, farm, environmental and religious groups, along with several food corporations, can all agree.read more
More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin regional diets originated somewhere else.read more
Undeniably, climate change is creating extreme weather patterns. Crops are responding to these stressors and threats by doing what they naturally do.read more
Food companies influence our thinking about healthy eating everyday.read more