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PAST WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY Food

2017 - Food - Category Winner

Evaptainers

"Evaptainers are electricity-free mobile refrigeration units which run at low-cost. Utilizing the phenomenon of evaporative cooling, rather than more energy-intensive vapor compression refrigeration, they are ideal for use in off-grid rural areas with low relative humidity. Evaporative cooling has been employed successfully for centuries in products like the Zeer Pot. Proven to be effective for agricultural use, these products have been known to triple or quadruple the shelf-life of most produce. The company has taken these inventions and upgraded them for modern and commercial use. Using state-of-the art materials and improved design, they have created more effective, more durable, easier to use, mass-producible units. The units reach the same thermal efficiency as the Zeer Pot and have extended storage times of fresh food from days to weeks in pilot program tests. The Evaptainer has a wide range of applicability and potential markets given the current post-harvest food spoilage levels in developing markets."
2011 - Food - Category Winner

The China Study

The China study is the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
2012 - Food - Category Winner

BackPack Farm Agriculture Program

This Kenya-based social enterprise sells canvas backpacks that contain tools and products like seeds and drip irrigation equipment to small commercial farmers in East Africa who work on 2-5 acres. The goal: boosting farm productivity and sustainability and improving nutrition for communities. The program also provides hands-on training, and recently developed a training application for mobile phones.
2013 - Food - Category Winner

Practical Action

Founded by the late German environmentalist E.F.Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, Practical Action is a U.K. based NGO that uses technology to fight poverty in developing countries. The award is for its simple yet highly effective “Zeer pot fridge,” made of two clay pots, one set inside the other with a layer of wet sand between the two, which can extend the useful life of fresh and cooked foods by several days.
2014 - Food - Category Winner

Netafim

Netafim is integrating drip technology with a low-tech gravity-based system that enables smallholder farmers in developing countries to costeffectively increase yields and quality, while maximizing water efficiency. Netafim has developed an irrigation system that drips precise quantities of water and nutrients right at the root zone of crops. An elevated tank distributes the water using gravity, which results in a minimized need for electricity and no need for further investments in infrastructure. Thus, the system is helping reduce water usage significantly, improve crop quality, and increase crop yields.
2015 - Food - Category Winner

Salt Farm Texel

Salt Farm Texel is a developer of salt-tolerant crops.

Food

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

James Beard, Chef
A global human population of 7 billion demands large strides in food production and security. This category involves those efforts made to improve output and efficiency of farmland and fisheries and reduce their effect on environmental systems. As well, this category covers innovations involving efficient water use and sustainable and safe alternative food supplies.

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A K S Suryavanshi Professor & Director

 Professor Suryavanshi is a senior academic who has handled several leadership responsibilities like ‘Vice Chancellor’, Director, Dean and Senior Professor’. At present, he is Professor & Director – Amity Business School Mumbai (Amity University). He also teaches a course with...
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Ali Sheridan Ambassador, Origin Green

She has worked across the private, public and NGO sector gaining experience in a wide array of areas including implementing sustainability strategies, optimising resource management, managing sustainability communications, designing carbon management tools and fostering stakeholder engagement. Ali...
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Andrew Bennett Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

He is a Trustee of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (UK), the Africa Fellowship Trust and Crop Innovations. He is Chair of the Board of the International Network on Bamboo and Rattan and of the Executive Board of the Generation Challenge Programme – CGIAR. He is a Director of the...
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Andrew Winston Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies

He advises some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, HP, Kimberly-Clark, Boeing, Pepsi, and Bayer. He is the author of two bestselling books on green strategy, Green to Gold and Green Recovery. Andrew’s earlier career included corporate strategy at Boston Consulting...
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Anthony Kleanthous Senior Policy Adviser on Sustainable Business and Economics, WWF

, and an expert on sustainable production and consumption. He is the author of several influential publications, including “Let Them Eat Cake” (WWF, 2006) and “Deeper Luxury” (WWF, 2007). He also works with a range of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to...
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Arlin Wasserman Principle, Changing Tastes

He is also a fellow at the Aspen Institute and a past recipient of a Food and Society Policy Fellowship, awarded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Arlin holds masters degrees in Natural Resource Sciences and Public Health and has served as an advisor on agriculture, trade and development issues to...
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Astorre Modena Associate Professor, Director, Sustainability Programs

Before founding Terra, Astorre was a principal at Israel Seed Partners, a leading seed – stage venture capital in Israel with more than $260 million under management. Until recently, Astorre was an active key investor in the establishment of Cellint, a new cellular startup that is growing...
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Brian Haynes CEO, GrassFeed Direct

As President and CEO of Rainier Connect, a telecommunications family business, he is also an advocate of enabling positive changes in the local economy and supporting early stage businesses through the Tacoma Angel Network. Brian is joint founder of Grassfed Direct which aims to promote and...
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