Food Planet Prize Winners and Finalists
Reshaping the global food system requires a broad range of approaches and ideas. Numerous innovators are already shifting to sustainable solutions. Many aim to disrupt entire value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be. Some have the potential to scale broadly.
They are social enterprises, startups, research institutes, grassroots organizations, and more. Elected based on the recommendation of our jury of world-leading food systems experts, the Food Planet Prize winners represent some of the many areas we must explore to rescue the Food Planet.
Meet the food system innovators
Vetted from hundreds of nominations, then assessed, ranked, and selected as finalists, the winning initiatives go through a thorough evaluation process. The Food Planet Prize is ultimately awarded the ones with the greatest potential to help humanity shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security within this decade.
In 2021, GreenWave and B4Plastics won US 2$ million each, the world's biggest environmental award.
GreenWave - Taking ocean farming to new depths
GreenWave has pioneered a vertical ocean polyculture that produces high…Read more about GreenWave - Taking ocean farming to new depths
B4Plastics - A whole new meaning to the notion of ghost gear
Addressing the massive problem of plastic pollution in our oceans…Read more about B4Plastics - A whole new meaning to the notion of ghost gear
"No other human activity contributes more to the degradation of our environment than the way we eat. It is therefore clear to me that the world’s biggest environmental prize should reward innovative solutions that have the potential to drastically change this. By doubling the amount of money tied to each of the prizes, we intend to accelerate the winners’ ability to reach their full potential and contribute to a sustainable food planet that can support us all"Curt Bergfors, Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
Winners & Finalists
GreenWave - Taking ocean farming to new depthsRead more about this
Agrisea – Taking rice farming offshoreRead more about this
ColdHubs - A cool new way to tackle food lossRead more about this
Air Protein – Making meat out of airRead more about this
B4Plastics - A whole new meaning to the notion of ghost gearRead more about this
The Savory Institute - Re-greening grasslands through grazingRead more about this