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Prize-winning projects promote healthier eating, smarter crop investments

By | 2018-05-08T19:06:58+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Competitions, Education, Media Coverage, News, Students|

by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

The winners of this year’s Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize were a team from Harvard University that’s bringing healthier meal options to low-income communities and an MIT team that’s crowdsourcing and crunching crop-price data for smarter investing.

EatWell, a team of students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and outside experts, won the first-place prize of $15,000 for an idea to make and sell simple, low-cost meal kits in “food deserts,” which are urban areas where it’s difficult to buy affordable, nutritious food.

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