2013 TOYOTA MOTHER OF INVENTION

Kavita Shukla

Fenugreen (Makers of FreshPaper)

Shukla is the founder of Fenugreen, a social enterprise taking on the massive global challenge of food waste with its innovative product, called FreshPaper. The simple, yet brilliant, idea behind FreshPaper is an all-natural, spice-infused sheet that helps keep fruits and vegetables fresh for two to four times longer.

Since launching at a Cambridge, Massachusetts, farmers market, FreshPaper has spread to farmers, families and retailers worldwide. Shukla has received several international honors as an inventor, designer and entrepreneur, including the INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award—the world’s largest prize for design.