The food sector—which includes NGOs, foundations, food producers, researchers, chefs, activists, food companies, and entrepreneurs across the value chain—can be defined as a collection of silos. Each houses potentially transformative initiatives, visionary thinkers, and innovative practices, but they mostly work in isolation.
Food company executives often have minimal contact with farmers or the field work of NGOs, while NGOs may advocate system change that requires greater participation across the value chain. Consumers, meanwhile, yearn—often in vain—for a more transparent food system that allows them to make food purchases better aligned with their values and the world they want to see.
To break these silos and forge greater collaboration across a variety of initiatives, we’ve built FoodTBD, an expert-driven community dedicated to producing meaningful change and toc ollectively address key food system challenges.
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