Team CrOpportunity

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

  • Business / Social Enterprise
  • Hunger / Obesity
  • Global

Great short explanation of food security / Published May 1, 2013 by Justin Van Wart

Great short explanation of food security

Shortest, most complete definition of the food-security issues facing us today.

There is more to food miles than how far your meal had to travel to reach your plate.

Education vs Food Insecurity: who will win? / Published April 29, 2013 by Tobi Louw

Education vs Food Insecurity: who will win?

What people eat in a week / Published April 29, 2013 by Justin Van Wart

What people eat in a week

The Information Mill / Published April 28, 2013 by Tobi Louw

The Information Mill

Our Team

Our Mission

Educate consumers with respect to global food insecurity and empower them to make a difference by supporting established organizations meeting a specific standard of excellence, effectiveness and transparency. We expect to generate a flow of information and resources while addressing food security and malnutrition issues (both in DevelopING and DevelopED countries) at every stage in the process.

Our Background

________{The question} Would you reduce your portion size by 25% at a restaurant if it meant the hungry would have more reliable and adequate food? Would you support farmers markets or grocery stores that donated part of their profits to combating malnutrition? Well, of course you would say yes. But can you be sure the profits are being spent in a responsible manner? Who can guarantee that the restaurant or market is really helping you make the healthy choice? And can you trust yourself to choose your conscience above your stomach? A real-world, holistic solution is required. We’ve got one. [Watch this space] ________{Our goals: AGRIC} [A]ddressing malnutrition, that is obesity and hunger, through simple solutions connecting developing and developed worlds. [G]enerating and Rewarding Transparency in global food initiatives [R]efining the Options available to (relatively) affluent consumers looking to make a difference [I]nciting Social Change and Raising Awareness [C]reating Dual Solutions ________{About us} Ethiopia, South-Africa, Oregon and Nebraska: each of our team members calls one of these places home. We believe that our combined experience gives us a unique perspective into solutions which can benefit the malnutrition of the developed world (obesity) as well as the malnutrition of the developing world (starvation). While we sport a unique mix of talents including degrees in crop science, plant physiology and chemical engineering, international work and travel, cell phone app design, raising children, and making wise-cracks, we believe the real unique gifts we bring are our hearts and intuition. We care and believe in finding dual (win-win) solutions. We love learning and are excited to apply our knowledge in creative and practical ways.

Our Badges

  • Power Team
    Your team has at least three members
  • Design Lab Experts
    Attended at least one of the weekly TFF Design Lab “office hours” sessions.
  • We Famous
    Your project has been covered by your university or other media outlet
  • Get #Social
    Created team Facebook or Twitter page and attached to team page
  • Fan Club
    You have 100 likes or followers on your team Facebook or Twitter
  • Interior Architect
    Posted three pictures of your team workspace
  • Idea Parkers
    Shared a picture of your teams unique “idea parking”
  • Global Foodies
    Posted three facts about global food issues learned in the Explore mode
  • Insight + Insight + Insight
    Shared three new insights your team formulated in the Define mode
  • On Time, On Target
    Shared your Design Statement created during the Define mode
  • Post-it Fiends
    Shared pics of the chaos of the post-it filled Ideate work mode
  • Brain Food
    In the Ideate intro video, Richard shares an important tip while eating an apple. Share a team-apple-eating pic!
  • Expert Input
    Shared three pieces of expert feedback on your concept
  • GIF Masters
    Shared a GIF of the prototype building frenzy
  • Live Testing
    Shared a video of a user testing your concept
  • Way To Go
    Shared a picture of your plan for iterating your project
  • Etch-A-Sketch
    Shared your logo sketching session on your team blog
  • WE DID IT!!
    Submitted Final Pitch, including videos and concept details
The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.