Friday, January 10, 2014

Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson is one of those people that I really admire. She's a strong women who wants to make a real impact on the way our food system works. Here's what she's all about, don't forget to check out her TEDx Talk down below!
"Ellen Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder of Food Tank: the Food Think Tank, an organization that grew out of the 30 Project, which Ellen founded in 2010 and Danielle Nierenberg’s Nourishing the Planet initiative. The 30 Project has been a significant part of changing the conversation about the global food system by connecting hunger and obesity. She is also the creator of the ChangeDinnercampaign and HealthClass2.0, which are helping individuals change the food system at dinner tables and in schools.
Ellen previously Co-Founded of FEED Projects, LLC, a charitable company that creates good products that help FEED the world, and is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of FEED’s non-profit partner, the FEED Foundation. Under Ellen’s leadership FEED provided over 60 million school meals to children around the world. (See CBS Evening News piece about FEED.)
Ellen was also previously a US Spokesperson for the UN World Food Program, a terrorism research reporter in the ABC News Investigative Unit and a research associate for the Military Fellows at the Council on Foreign Relation. She has a BA in International Politics from Columbia University. " 

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