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Council on Foreign Relations: The Future of Food


Experts discuss the future of technology in the agricultural sector and how it can improve the current food environment.

The Emerging Technology series explores the science behind innovative new technologies and the effects they will have on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and the global economy.

Watch the discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Modern Luxury San Diego: Book Report


San Diego author Ellen Gustafson dishes on how we should eat, and save the world while we’re at it.

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Sight and Life: A Day in the Life of Ellen Gustafson

Sustainable food systems activist Ellen Gustafson is Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project and was also co-founder of FEED Projects which creates products to help combat hunger through fashion. She speaks to Sight and Life about how she came to be involved in the fight against hunger, how Western consumers’ food choices can have repercussions around the world, and her new project, Change Dinner.

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Fast Company: Pioneering Stories From The Female Trailblazers Who Came Before Marissa Mayer

She may not be the first pregnant CEO ever, but Marissa Mayer broke through a pretty impenetrable glass ceiling when she was appointed the new CEO of Yahoo just a few months before she’s due to give birth to her first child.

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Kitchen Daily: 8 Women Who Are Changing the Face of Food

With environmentally sound practices and healthy eating initiatives, the world of food is continually transitioning. Women have played a particularly large role in these changes throughout history and still today. Here, we celebrate women who are pushing the envelop and helping form a sustainable earth and healthy population.

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The Cultureist: 24 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think About Food

Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, co-founders of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank compiled a list of powerful TED Talks that are helping to save our global food system. The range of topics vary from obesity and hunger to urban gardening to the way food is marketed to children.

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The Daily Meal: America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2014

Nierenberg and Gustafson, two longtime food activists, launched The Food Tank in January 2013 with one mission: to find a way to fix the world’s broken food system.

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CBS News: Fashion that Feeds the Hungry

The American Spirit: Fashion Statement Becomes Key Accessory in Fight Against World Hunger

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Harvard Business Review: The HBR List of Audacious Ideas

The new year begins precariously. The global economy vacillates between signs of recovery and omens of collapse. Businesses seem paralyzed. Even though they’re sitting on $2 trillion in cash, they’re risk-averse, strategically incremental, and notably lacking in fresh ideas. We think this stinks. The world needs invention and daring now more than ever.

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The Fairest: Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson, co-founder FEED Projects

While I’ve been writing about lip gloss and pondering the use of dangling participles in chick-lit, my Columbia sorority sister, Ellen Gustafson, has been busy saving the world. Together with Lauren Bush, CEO and Creative Director of FEED Projects, Ellen co-founded the now-wildly popular eco-friendly bag company dedicated to eradicating child hunger in developing nations.

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InStyle: Ellen Gustafson and Veronica Webb – Day 4: Stars at the NY Shows

FEED co-founder Ellen Gustafson was joined by model Veronica Webb at the launch party for , held at the InStyle lounge in Lincoln Center. The site is an invite-only online marketplace where users can buy, borrow, swap and sell the latest fashion must-haves.

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THAT GIRL: Ellen Gustafson

We should all be so lucky to spend our Saturday mornings like Ellen Gustafson, founder of the 30 Project, a think and do tank committed to changing the global food system and agro activist: yoga session followed by a trip to the local farmer’s market where a bounty of fresh, local ingredients are procured to make a delicious, direct-to-table sumptuous brunch.

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Founder/Executive Director30 Project Describe the impact on foreign policy you have made in your current/past jobs. My organization, the 30 Project, is changing the conversation about the global issues of obesity, hunger, and agriculture as one broken food system.

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Stylecaster: Show Me Something New York, Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson is the creator of the30 Project and co-founder ofFEED Projects,an immensely popular bag whose profits are donated to the UN World Food Program. She joined StyleCaster and DKNY to tell her New York story. How long have you lived in the city? Lived in NYC since 1998 (13 years!!), and grew up in…

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Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen: A Visit to My Kitchen with Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson is in my kitchen today, sharing her love for all things dippable, and her vision for a global food system. Ellen is a sustainable food system activist and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and executive director of the 30 Project, which works towards a better global food system.

Read the article on > Ellen Gustafson on FEEDing the hungry

Initially, FEED was focused on school feeding in places like Rwanda, Kenya and Cambodia. The needs in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are huge and just a small donation (between $20 and $50) can provide a child with school feeding for a whole year.

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CNN Money: Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs

They started with a simple concept: Sell burlap tote bags to help eliminate world hunger. The product has a clever appeal: Every bag is marked with a FEED stamp and a number that signifies how many children your purchase will feed. “We’re really communicating through our customers,” says Bush, the 25-year-old niece of former President George W.

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Big Omaha speaker Ellen Gustafson’s efforts help feed the malnourished

Silicon Prairie News is thrilled to welcome entrepreneur, innovator, author and sustainable food system activist Ellen Gustafson to Big Omaha this year. Over the past decade, Ellen has gained extensive experience developing the conversation and examining the compelling juxtaposition of the incline in both starvation and obesity.

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Worldwatch Eating Planet: An Interview with Ellen Gustafson

By Marlena White On Thursday, June 28, the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition will release Eating Planet-Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet in New York City. Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a contributing author of Eating Planet, and shares his views on how to…

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How Ellen Gustafson Will Change The Future Of Food

Every once in a while I come across a person who knocks my socks off with their plan for a better world. These meetings are rare, so when they happen I’m usually left in speechless awe. I had such an experience the other day when talking with Ellen Gustafson, a visionary and go-getter of the highest order.

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Apolis: Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder, Food Tank and FEED Projects

On August 27th we finally crossed paths with Ellen Gustafson co-founder of the Food Tank and FEED Projects. After an introduction from Invisible Children founder, Jason Russell, she arrived as the moderator for our Media & Community.

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Ellen Gustafson ’02 – Columbia College Today

Alumni Profiles By Helaine Olen When Ellen Gustafson ’02 graduated, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. She’d studied foreign policy but she also loved musical theater and had taken classes at Juilliard while at Columbia. Probably the last thing she expected to be was an entrepreneur.

Read the article on > Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson, Founders of FEED Projects

Lauren Bush thought she knew where her career was headed. She started modeling in high school, then landed a two-year contract with Tommy Hilfiger when she was in college at Princeton University. “I wanted to learn about fashion, then pursue a career as a designer,” says Bush, who is former President George W.

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PBS and AOL Makers Project: Ellen Gustafson, Food Activist

Since 1980, changes in U.S. food production have led to a global dynamic of one billion overweight and one billion hungry. Ellen Gustafson’s 30 Project aims to address this problem by bringing together key organizations and activists to work together to create a sustainable global food system.

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