This week in PopTech: Healthy food, new music and old men

Carrots of many colors

There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.

  • Founder and CEO of Growing Power, Will Allen (PopTech 2009), has received the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award for his work as a farmer and community activist dedicated to supporting low-income and small family farmers who bring healthy, affordable food to urban areas. 
  • Economist and MacArthur "genius award" winner Esther Duflo (PopTech 2009) is featured in Fast Company for using free lentils and flatware as incentives to encourage India's poor to immunize their children. 
  • This week professor of history and family studies, Stephanie Coontz (PopTech 2009, 2012) contributed to The New York Times' Room for Debate: Is America Ready for More Old Men? Coontz responded, "Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves."

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Image: Stephen Ausmus

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