Quinault Childs is the Research Director of the Food Futures Lab at IFTF. He focuses on exploring the intersection of food systems, society, and climate change, describing possible futures where all of those things look very different than they do today. His work with the Food Futures Lab is a mix of projecting current-day data into the future, gathering insights from food systems leaders, and developing experiential, imaginative “edible futures” of food. Before IFTF, Quin was involved in launching startups in the food space, including a circular food waste company and the first zero-waste grocery store in Texas. He has a M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering, both from Tufts University in Massachusetts.
food systems, food culture, climate, agriculture, water and environmental resources, complex systems, public speaking