From Shared Economy Meal Plans to Crowdsourced Pizza Apps

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 24, 2015
These crowdfunded food innovations range from meal-sharing web services to collaborative consumption apps that are designed to help shoppers find fresh and locally sourced produce in their neighborhood. In recent years, shared economy platforms and charitable organizations have fought to give food to the less fortunate and to establish fair wages for underpaid chefs.

In addition to these social business examples, crowdfunded products like eco planters and self-watering herb kits are changing the way we buy and consume food. Thanks to a recent shift in local and organic ingredients, the food industry has embraced fresh and healthy marketing. Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is often at the forefront of innovations that encourage urban dwellers to grow their own produce while cutting their budget in half and practicing sustainable living.