Hosted by Helene and Susan
What is ag tech? How could our food systems be transformed if more women went into commercial agriculture? In this episode, we are joined by Amy Wu, a life-long storyteller and investigator who has decided to turn her powerful attention to the critical intersection of agriculture, technology, gender inequity, and food.
Amy Wu is an award-winning writer for the women’s ag and agtech movement. She created From Farms to Incubators, a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to spotlight the stories of women innovators in food, farming, and farmtech, especially women of color. The project’s award-winning documentary short was seen at SXSW, and her best-selling book From Farms to Incubators: Women Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown was released in May 2021. Amy was named in the “Groundbreakers 2020 list of 50 Women Changing the World” by Worth Magazine, and was included in 2021 as one of “27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System” by Food Tank. She is also a recipient of the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence. Prior to starting From Farms to Incubators, Amy spent over two decades as an investigative reporter at media outlets, including reporting on agriculture and agtech for The Salinas Californian as part of the USA Today Network. Amy holds a BA in history from New York University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.