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.

Dave Murphy
Photo: Courtesy of Dave Murphy

Dave Murphy

44, Clear Lake, Iowa

POSITION: Founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now!

NOTABLE FOR: Giving the organic-farm movement an organized voice and a huge goal. This native Iowan with D.C. lobbying experience challenges the influence of the factory-farm system. His organization, with 300,000- plus members, seeks political attention and support for a $25 billion plan to make 75% of U.S. farms certified organic by 2025. Realistic? You don’t get change from anyone by asking for crumbs, ” he says.

TWITTER: @food_democracy

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