About Feeding Change
We are in the midst of a food revolution fueled by global health crises, shifting consumer preferences, evolving nutrition science, geopolitical shifts, supply chain pressures, and environmental concerns. Sitting at the intersection of finance and health, the Milken Institute is uniquely situated to serve as a catalyst at this pivotal moment.
The Feeding Change initiative engages all of the centers of the Milken Institute and brings together top global CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, philanthropists, and policymakers for meaningful discussions across the latest developments in science, innovation, investment, health, and policy. Feeding Change breaks down silos and serves as the conduit for leaders across sectors to make important connections that drive the growth of business opportunities, foster new ideas, and advance global health and sustainability.
Food and Agtech startups raised nearly $20 billion in 2019, a 250% increase over five years.
Over 40% of adult Americans have obesity.
Approximately $1 trillion of food is wasted or lost every year, accounting for 1/3 of the world’s food.
Highlight latest innovations and foster partnerships and investments to ensure the appropriate levels of human and financial capital to deliver solutions to improve global health
Develop legislative, regulatory, and corporate policies focused on improving the food system and using nutrition and agriculture as tools to advance health
Serve as a connector among key players to accelerate breakthrough ideas, fuel demand, and bolster the supply of healthy, sustainable foods while fostering a culture of health for all
America's Obesity Crisis: The Health and Economic Costs of Excess Weight
The burden of American obesity has reached record heights. This report calculates the economic effects of diseases related to obesity in the United States.Read the Report
Feeding the World's Hungry: Fostering an Efficient and Responsive Food Access Pipeline
This report summarizes the findings of a Financial Innovations Lab that explored solutions to inefficient food supply chains.Read the Report
Feeding the Nation During COVID-19: Food, Hope, and Recovery
This discussion convenes a panel of industry experts and thought leaders to address the options for strengthening an ailing food system.Listen to the Webinar
Feeding Change Business Council
Convenes leaders to inform policy, foster innovation, and accelerate action. The inaugural Business Council will be connected to the powerful Milken Institute network of leaders in finance, health, politics, philanthropy, and innovation to develop and activate solutions to challenges faced by the food system, both in the US and globally.
Food is Medicine Task Force
Connects selected leaders in health with leaders in food to catalyze real action toward acknowledging the critical role nutrition plays in health outcomes.