The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.
The Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
Two prizes, of at least $100,000 CAD each, will be awarded annually.
The first award recognizes a researcher, or group of researchers, who has advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society.
The second award recognizes an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improved nutritional health and/or food security, with a focus on strengthening disadvantaged communities.
Fields of achievement for the scientific award include, but are not limited to, food science, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, pest management, supply chain management, soil health, human nutrition, food processing, food packaging, or food safety.
Fields of achievement for the community award include, but are not limited to, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, poverty elimination, or community development.
2018 Award Winners
Dr. Samuel Myers
Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health (HSPH); Director, Planetary Health Alliance
The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards are adjudicated by a group of internationally recognized scientists and community activists.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental and Aboriginal rights advocate who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for her efforts to protect the health and culture of Inuit people and the planet from the impacts of climate change and environmental pollutants.
Sir Charles Godfray
Sir Charles Godfray is the Hope Professor of Zoology at Oxford University, and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, whose work examines how the global food system will need to change and adapt to the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
To nominate an individual, group or organization please follow the instructions.
September 2017: Open nominations
31st January 2018: Close Nominations
February 2018: Eligible nominations will be sent to Adjudicators for consideration
March 2018: Adjudication Panel selects winners
April 2018: Winners contacted
24th May 2018: Award Ceremony in Toronto; part of Arrell Food Summit