Global Food Challenge

The Global Food Challenge – Emerging Leaders for Food Security, a program of Land O'Lakes, Inc., tackles global hunger and the challenge of feeding 9 billion people, together with a group of exceptional and passionate college students. Read on to see what The George Washington University Emerging Leader has been working on this year.

A burger made from plants.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Columbia University
The meat industry receives billions of dollars in subsidies around the world, yet is one of the most unsustainable food sources. To feed the planet, we must consider alternative places to put our dollars in hopes of food secure future.
SUNY ESF
Vertical farming can help provide healthier living for humans, fish, plants, and the ecosystem at large.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.

Satellite image of crops growing in Kansas. (Photo: NASA)

George Washington University
I wanted to figure out the impact food has on the world around us, and search for new ideas about how food shapes our economies, environment, health and, ultimately, survival. It’s something we experience everyday, yet is facing a growing dilemma.

(Photo by Pixabay)

George Washington University
Food waste is a social, economic and environmental triple-threat, bearing serious impacts on the way we live.
George Washington University
It can be hard for cold-pressed juice to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Especially you’re a misfit. 

Fruitcycle diverts landfill-bound fruits and vegetables and turns them into snacks. (Screenshot from Fruitcycle website.)

George Washington University
D.C. may be a great hub for good food, but it’s also a huge hub for food waste.

Frank Fritz assembles and labels the bins for a pilot composting program last July. (Photo courtesy The Washington ComPost at GW.)

George Washington University
Students are leading the battle against food waste in cities. From local start-ups to wholesale retailers, young entrepreneurs seek new ways of rerouting food waste into innovative ideas.

(Foerster/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader Ayse Muratoglu begins her series on how food waste is a critical issue in food sustainability.