If you had to pick ten of the most inspiring people in sustainable food, who would that be? Well, a best-selling author (Michael Pollan), an Oscar-nominated movie director (Robert Kenner) and a celebrity chef (Jamie Oliver) are all obvious choices. But who are you going to pick that has been really working on the ground and closing the loop between food production and consumption?
I'm delighted to say that two fellows are included in Fast Company's list of inspiring people. Deborah Kane, vice president of Food and Farms at EcoTrust, spearheaded the creation of FoodHub, an online service that connects food buyers with the bounty of locally grown foods in the Pacific Northwest. And Roger Doiron, director of Kitchen Gardeners International, was included on the list for his incredible organizing effort to get a kitchen garden on the White House lawn.
Deborah and Roger are developing on-the-ground systems and inspiring people to eat better, grow their own food, and advocate for better food and agriculture policies. Congratulations to both of them, as well as all of the IATP Food and Society Fellows who are inspiring change!