Water: The Essential Input
In this FoodShot, we consider the Water Cycle as a whole and seek innovations that protect water as an
resource for both water and land-based food and agriculture. This FoodShot will also consider how water
with our previous FoodShots related to soil health, precision protein, and bioactive foods.
Not only are we faced with the challenge of water scarcity for land-based agriculture due to climate change,
agricultural practices have permanently polluted our rivers and lakes, and in turn are creating massive
zones. Chemical and microplastic pollutants in the water have made their way through our entire food system.
change is disrupting the global water cycle patterns, simultaneously deepening droughts and intensifying
This FoodShot will seek out solutions to address:
— Mitigating and adapting to the multiple threats of climate change on the water cycle as
related to food production
— Overuse and contamination of water that impacts food production, ecosystems, biodiversity, and
— Disruptions to water cycles connecting land- and water-based systems
— Unsustainable aquatic food production (overfishing or damaging water-based farming)
— Equitable access to aquatic foods and wealth creation for indigenous and low-income coastal
communities that are especially
affected by climate change
FOODSHOT GLOBAL WILL EVALUATE AND ADVANCE EQUITY APPLICATIONS ON AN ONGOING BASIS TO ALIGN COMPANIES
SEEKING CAPITAL WITH OUR VENTURE PARTNERS.
We invite entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates to submit their business, research, or policy
for funding consideration.
Submissions will be reviewed by food and agricultural systems experts who will provide
insights and vet applications for boldness, viability, and global impact.
Best-in-class candidates will be selected to receive equity and debt financing for their businesses.
A cash prize will be awarded to GroundBreakers — rising stars working in research,
early stage entrepreneurship, or advocacy.