World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Food Finalists and Honorable Mentions

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World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Food Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Projects changing what we eat, how we eat, and how we get our food. Read about the winner: a startup that sells ugly produce to businesses to drive down prices and carbon emissions.



Actigate Targeted Performance Technology, Terramera
CarbonNOW, Locus Agricultural Solutions
ClimaCell, TemperPack
Crisp Food Forecasting, Crisp
Eat REAL Certification in Schools, Eat REAL
Food Rescue Hero, 412 Food Rescue
Fresh Bowl, Fresh Bowl
GrainChain, GrainChain
Grocery Expansion, Imperfect Foods
Hazel Technologies, Hazel Technologies
Infarm, Infarm
Kelp Jerky, AKUA
PathSpot, PathSpot Technologies
Project AgroBanking, Grey Group
Proven, Pivot Bio
The Terraton Initiative and Indigo Acres, Indigo Ag
Youmma Solar Fridge, Youmma, Nidec Global Appliance
ZBiotics, ZBiotics

Honorable Mention

AeroFarms, AeroFarms
Air Protein, Air Protein
AlgaPrime DHA, Corbion
Apeel Sciences, Apeel Sciences
Brightseed, Brightseed
Creator, Creator
Envita, Azotic North America
Fifth Season, Fifth Season
Fish Unknown: Diversifying Your Plate, Relais & Châteaux
Future Food Today, Space10
Immigrant Food, Immigrant Food
Milk Matters, Chobani
Monarch Tractor, Monarch
ONO Exponential Farming, ONO Exponential Farming
Sally 2.0, Chowbotics
Simpli, Simpli
SNAP Help Textbot, Municipality of Anchorage i-team
Sustainability initiatives, PCC Community Markets
TruTags, TruTag Technologies
Yield, Maven Design


About the author

Morgan is a senior editor at Fast Company. He edits the Impact section, formerly Have an idea for a story? You can reach him at mclendaniel [at]


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