Michel Nischan’s dedication to food activism via Wholesome Wave made us curious about other figures who are affecting change in the realm of food politics. It was immediately clear that almost everyone approaches the food system from a different angle. From chefs to fishermen to nutritionists, the face of food politics is not uniform in the slightest — a fact that reflects the diversity of the food system itself. 

We asked six influential people in food politics what the most pressing issue is that we are up against today and why they were attracted to food activism in the first place.