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.

Winners & Finalists

2021

2020 2021 2022

Finalists

Finalists Winners
  • GreenWave - Taking ocean farming to new depths

    GreenWave has pioneered a vertical ocean polyculture that produces high…

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  • Agrisea – Taking rice farming offshore

    Agrisea uses a gene-editing technique (CRISPR) to amplify the salt-tolerant…

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  • ColdHubs - A cool new way to tackle food loss

    ColdHubs designs, commissions, installs, and operates "plug and play" cold…

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  • Air Protein – Making meat out of air

    Air Protein is developing a protein ingredient from edible microbes,…

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  • B4Plastics - A whole new meaning to the notion of ghost gear

    Addressing the massive problem of plastic pollution in our oceans…

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  • The Savory Institute - Re-greening grasslands through grazing

    The Savory Institute offers Holistic Management training to farmers, ranchers,…

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