My Transcontinental Journey to Explore our Food System

By Sarah Smith, a Research Manager in the Food Futures Lab at Institute for the Future, an independent, non-profit strategic research group based in Palo Alto, California

For 10 days this summer chefs Christian Ortiz, 29,  and Simone Carvalho, 24, toiled away in the 30-square-foot kitchen of a renovated 1956 Pullman train car.

They were working to feed 35 ravenous young innovators on board the Millennial Trains Project, a series of crowd-funded transcontinental journeys on which young innovators explore our generation’s urgent challenges. (more…)

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