Hacking Hunger – Episode 5: The Zero Hunger Generation

Published March 18, 2016

Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the U.S. Today, they outnumber baby boomers by nearly 8 million people. And the United Nations has tasked this generation with tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time – ending hunger by 2030.

In this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk with five students of the “Zero Hunger Generation” who attended last month’s Universities Fighting World Hunger summit in Missouri about who they are, what they believe, and what they’re doing to rise to the occasion. One of these students is Cedric Habiyaremye, whose childhood as a former Rwandan refugee led him to a career in agriculture. A student at Washington University, Cedric is researching how to help farmers harvest more nutritious crops.

“The first time I experienced hunger was when I was eight years old. I remember spending two days without food,” he said. “It wasn’t life.”

Listen now to meet Cedric and other students fighting hunger in new, innovative and decidedly millennial ways.