TEDxManhattan – Kavita Shukla – Can a Simple Piece of Paper Change the Way We Eat?

Kavita Shukla

Kavita M. Shukla is the Inventor and Founder/CEO of Fenugreen (www.fenugreen.com), a pioneer in the movement towards sustainable, active, natural food packaging. Fenugreen is addressing the massive, yet often overlooked global challenge of food spoilage (25% of the world’s harvest is lost to spoilage each year) with its simple and all-natural FreshPaper innovation. By keeping food fresher from “farm to fork” in a sustainable way, while reducing transportation, inventory and energy costs, Fenugreen’s FreshPaper holds the potential to revolutionize the food economy. Kavita holds two patents, with four pending and has received several international honors for her potential as an inventor-entrepreneur, including recognition from the Lemelson-MIT Foundation, the Cartier Women’s Initiative, the Davidson Institute, the Swiss Consulate, and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also been inducted into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors. In 2011, Fenugreen was recognized as one of the most innovative young companies in the world as Grand Prize winner of the Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Open competition. Kavita holds a BA from Harvard University.

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