20 Food Heroes

Food in America is getting better on every front. Some of the people here are lions in their fields—still roaring. Others are just getting started. We salute them.

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Will Allen
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Will Allen

63, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

POSITION: CEO of Growing Power

NOTABLE FOR: Bringing healthy food and sustainable farming practices to urban “food deserts.” Growing Power has set up urban farms and education programs around the country, training more than 1,000 new urban farmers yearly. Allen’s next mission: building a five-story “vertical farm,” low-rise greenhouse gardens that could serve as the prototype for city farms of the future.

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