The Seeding The Future Foundation is funding high impact initiatives that have the potential to transform our global food system. IFT is proud to launch the first annual Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge, which seeks to inspire and support passionate, creative, and diverse teams of innovators across multiple disciplines and cultures in helping to transform the food system.
About the Challenge
Providing a growing global population with access to affordable, safe, and nutritious food for a healthy diet while maintaining the health of our planet will require transformational changes in the food system. It is expected that advances and discoveries in science and technology, as well as creative new approaches and collaborations across cultures and multiple disciplines, will lead to forward-thinking innovations with the potential for significant food system changes.
The goal of the Challenge is to support innovations that aim to make healthier diets more accessible on a global scale, and empower consumers to make choices benefitting both personal and planetary health.
The Challenge’s mission is to support impactful initiatives and organizations that strive to accelerate the pace of innovation to make the global food system more sustainable, nutritious, and equitable for everyone.
The Challenge will focus on innovations that reside at the white space where three domains intersect:
- Safe and Nutritious Food for a Healthy Diet
- Sustainable, Regenerative Practices
- Empower Conscious Consumer Choices
Safe and Nutritious Food for a Healthy Diet
Eligible innovations may improve either food access, safety, affordability, or nutrient quality, contributing to a healthful diet.
Sustainable, Regenerative Practices
Eligible innovations may contribute to improving planetary health by enabling impactful sustainable, controlled environment, or regenerative practices.
Empower Conscious Consumer Choices
Eligible innovations may demonstrate the potential to shift consumer preference and empower consumers to be champions for personal and planetary health.
The following organizations are eligible to compete in the Challenge:
- Non-profits located in any country
- Academic or research institutions located in any country
- Early-stage or emerging U.S. based for-profit companies
Application deadline is August 16, 2021.