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Harvesting the Research: Farmer Education Can Reduce Pesticide Use

Professor Jules Pretty discusses the importance of farmer education and building social capital.

Seeds&Chips: Connecting Food Sustainability and Technology

Food Tank spoke with Seeds&Chips CEO Marco Gualtieri about the marriage of technology and sustainable food systems, the so-called “Internet of Food.”

Colorado’s Incredible Irrigation System Conserves Water, Produces Green Energy

USDA approves Colorado hydropower project proposal for funding as part of a new conservation initiative.

Factory Farms, Avian Flu, and You

Due to the avian flu outbreak that has affected much of the nation's egg supply, the U.S. will start importing this popular protein source from overseas.

Women Farmers are Guardians of Crop Diversity in the Andes

Women farmers in the Andes play an important role in preserving crop diversity.

Does Eating Organic Really Make a Difference?

What happens when a family switches from a conventional diet to an all-organic diet? Swedish researchers offer some answers.

“Top Small Town” Invests in Local Food

Small town business leaders team up to fill gaps in local food financing.

Book of the Week: Seed Libraries and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

Learn about seed libraries and start your own with Cindy Conner’s new book "Seed Libraries and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of People."

New Report Calls for Stronger Public Sector Support for Agricultural Research

AGree released a new report calling for smarter public sector investment in agricultural research.

Impact Investments Are Building Resilience in Canada’s Local Food Sector

This report shows how impact investment can build capacity and create resilience in Canada’s food system.

Uninvited Guests: Nanotechnology in USDA Certified Organics

The USDA and NOP have released a memorandum on the use of nanotechnology in the production and handling of organic products.

New Eat Well Guide Points Consumers to Sustainable Food Options

Consult the Eat Well Guide to find fresh, local produce that nourishes communities and the planet.

Biting the Hands Who Feed Us: Farmworker Abuse in the U.S.

Data from the U.S. Department of Labor provides insight on the mistreatment of farmworkers.

30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

These 30 powerful women ages 30 and under are revolutionizing food and agriculture across the world.

Hudson Valley Harvest: Transparency is Key to Scaling Local Food

Hudson Valley Harvest shows that local food can be scaled up and scaled out.

Business Matchmakers Pull Local Food Sector Together

Putting the right people together is sometimes all it takes to move local food.

10 Projects Transforming Charlotte, North Carolina’s Food System

Here are 10 urban agriculture projects changing Charlotte’s landscape and food system.

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans Teaches Kids to Change the Ways They Eat, Learn, and Live

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans creates well-rounded, well-nourished student-leaders.

Beautiful Things Come From Ugly Produce: Almost 200,000 Pounds Saved

The ugly produce startup Hungry Harvest is more than just a startup now as they approach 200,000 pounds of saved food.

Two Young Farmers Owe Their Love of Farming to Their Father

One Acre Fund’s trainings and flexible loan repayment schedule have allowed Tanzanian farmer, Sadick, and his sons to make a better living on their farm.

Calling all Farmers! Be Featured in Food Tank’s Farmer Spotlight Series

Food Tank invites YOU to participate in our new farmer spotlight series.

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: Good Food Org Guide 2015

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank are accepting suggestions for the 2015 Good Food Org Guide which will highlight exemplary nonprofit organizations.

GAIN

As the World’s Farmers Age, New Blood is Needed

With an aging population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people.

The New York Times

A Road Map for Eradicating World Hunger

Around the world, nations as varied as Brazil, Cambodia, Iran and the Philippines have reported progress toward the goals of the Zero Hunger Challenge, a campaign that the United Nations began in 2012.

Food Tank Webinar Series: Pollinators in Peril with Larissa Walker

Larissa Walker from the Center for Food Safety presents on “Pollinators in Peril: Can President Obama Save the Bees?”

About.com

Low-Dose Antibiotic Use in Agriculture Externalizes Health Costs

The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, reintroduced in March, could reduce the externalized health costs of industrial animal production.

Food Tank

RECORDING: Webinar on Food Security Governance with Nora McKeon

​In case you missed it: Listen to Food Tank's webinar with author Nora McKeon on empowering communities and regulating corporations.

The New York Times

Three Simple Rules for Eating Seafood

Eat American. Different kinds. Mostly farmed filter feeders, like oysters.

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SIGN THE PLEDGE: It’s Time to Account for the True Cost of Food

True cost accounting is a method of better aligning externalized costs of production with end-product values. Join Food Tank in accounting for the true costs of cheap food.

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PETITION: Urge Your State Rep to Support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Use Act of 2015

Sign the petition to tell your state representatives to support PAMTA and protect the health of American citizens by conserving important antibiotics for medical use.

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SIGN THE PLEDGE: Let’s Put an End to Food Waste

Join Food Tank in backing innovative projects that save food and redirect it to people's stomachs, instead of landfills. Together we can put an end to food waste!

Help Us Sign Up New Food Tank Sustainers!

Since our launch, you've seen the energy and momentum behind Food Tank, an independent voice seeking sustainable solutions for our broken food system. Now, we need your help. To keep Food Tank moving forward, we need to sign up new sustaining members!

Become a Food Tank Sustainer today.

Download the 2014 Good Food Org Guide!

On October 26, The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank released the "2014 Good Food Org Guide," a definitive resource that highlights the exemplary work non-profit organizations in the United States are doing on food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.

Download the report (.pdf)

Support the International Year of Soils!

Healthy soil is the foundation of our economy, ecosystem, and food supply. Join Food Tank and the United Nations General Assembly in supporting the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of protecting the world’s soil.

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