2020 American Food Heroes
An Ivy League dropout on a mission to end single-use plastics. A nutritionist making fast food good food. A farmer and staunch animal-welfare advocate revolutionizing the pork production system. An anti-hunger organization leader stepping up to help food-insecure schoolchildren, the newly unemployed and anyone else needing a nourishing meal during the coronavirus pandemic. These are some of our American Food Heroes this year—10 visionaries who are changing the food world in innovative and meaningful ways. To compile this fourth annual list, we consulted a team of experts, as well as you, our readers. Each of these heroes exemplifies what’s possible—whether you’re a CEO or a citizen—when passion meets action.