Food/Agriculture

Janice Johnson

Dr. Janice Johnson Dias

Co-creator of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF), a health advocacy organization that develops, scales, and funds community health initiatives for impoverished women and girls, Dr. Johnson Dias is dedicated to devising research-informed, innovative solutions to the challenges facing the urban poor.

Ben Hewitt

Author of the critically acclaimed The Town That Food Saved and the forthcoming Making Supper Safe, Ben Hewitt, a diversified, small-scale farmer, shows how regionalized agriculture and food production holds the potential to reinvigorate our bodies, communities, and economies.

Tom Philpott

Tom Philpott

Food & Agriculture blogger at Mother Jones, and co-founder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable-food education, Philpott was named one of Food & Wine’s “ten innovators” who will “continue to shape [America’s] culinary consciousness.” Until recently, he was Food editor at Grist.org, where his biweekly “Victual Reality” column was a must-read on food politics.