SXSW 2022

Black Space & the Future of Food


The most pressing issues confronting our communities, nation, and world today are centered around access to clean, healthy food. Most Americans are affected by poor nutrition every single day. These food desserts have exacerbated chronic disease, such as diabetes and obesity especially among marginalized communities. Even as, we produce more than $3 trillion in packaged foods globally each year. We are failing on all fronts, from affordable prices to nutrition to sustainability. Despite what appears to be an abundance of food options, many families do not have access to the healthy wholesome food they need. We believe that there is a better way to feed people and are dedicated to finding solutions to this problem.

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  1. The future of food is exciting; One of the newest food challenges will be feeding astronauts on long-term missions in space.
  2. Igniting an interest in food and space issues in communities of color will be critical to finding solutions for food systems on Earth & Space.
  3. Adapting new technologies in our most marginalized communities has the potential to change the trajectory of these communities' futures.



Riana Lynn, CEO, Journey Foods Inc.

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Startups
  • Track 2 Tech Industry
  • Level: Advanced

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