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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Glenn Roberts
Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Roberts

Glenn Roberts

64, Charleston, South Carolina

POSITION: Founder of Anson Mills

NOTABLE FOR: Rebuilding the South’s depleted stock of native grains. Anson Mills organically grows and sells heirloom grains that were near extinction. Despite his 14 years of progress, there’s a long way left to go: “We used to have 103 rice varieties in the Charleston area alone. We’re now down to two, and looking to rebuild.”

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