New Task Force Combats Issues Surrounding Food, Health, and Nutrition

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs launched an innovative task force comprised of leaders from the business, nonprofit, policy, and academic communities.

Educating the Next Generation of Food Activists: An Interview With Dr. Amy Allen-Chabot

Dr. Amy Allen-Chabot talks to Food Tank about the important role education plays in creating a sustainable food system.

Dr. Vandana Shiva Forms Coalition in Opposition to ‘Allow Golden Rice’ Campaign

In the midst of a pro-GMO campaign tour of Southeast Asia, Dr. Vandana Shiva has formed a coalition of advocates for biodiversity to reject Golden Rice.

Farmers in Africa Use Solar Lights to Improve Health and Protect the Environment

Solar Lights After Dark, a video produced by One Acre Fund, shows how solar lights are a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution to kerosene.

300 Million People at Risk as a Result of Land Grabs

April 22nd is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition is encouraging a renewed commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Waste Not, Want Not: Filmmakers Live on Wasted Food in Challenging New Documentary

In the new documentary "Just Eat It," premiering April 22 on MSNBC, two filmmakers take on food waste by living exclusively on rescued food for six months.

20 Innovators Protecting the Planet #EarthDay2015

April 22nd is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and, this year, Food Tank is highlighting 20 of our favorite innovators.

Food Shouldn’t be WastED: An Interview with Baldor Foods

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to talk to the President of Baldor Foods about how the company is addressing the issue of food waste.

How Rice Farmers in Africa Can Point Us Out of California’s Water Crisis

California's drought is one of the worst in history; however, smallholders in Africa and Asia may provide some solutions.

New Report Finds Life-Changing Partnerships in the Global Food Chain

A new report released by The Chicago Council shows making nutrition a global priority could give billions more people access to healthy foods.

Fizzling Controversy: Soda Tax South of the Border

The numbers are in on Mexico’s soda tax. Can the United States follow suit?

The Business Case for Ugly Produce

As the business case for ugly produce builds, will U.S. grocers grab this low-hanging fruit or leave it to rot?

Yes! We Can Change the Food System

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Young Earth Solutions! (YES!) program was established to encourage young people to develop innovative solutions.

Japanese Eels Face an Uncertain Future

The Japanese eel is on the edge of extinction. Issues of science and politics will determine if they survive.

“Together-We-Can”: How India’s Banni Buffalo Support Pastoral Activism

The Breeders’ Association facilitated collaboration with buffalo breeders and scientists to secure national breed recognition for the Banni Buffalo.

Slow Food DC Snail of Approval Award Winners Announced

Slow Food DC has announced the 2015 winners of the Snail of Approval Award and will host a party in their honor on April 18.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Recipe for Disaster?

The Obama administration’s negotiations with multinational corporations could lead to a bad deal for local food systems.

GMOs Will Not Feed the World

Growing genetically engineered crops to feed the world has turned into an empty promise according to recent evidence.

Reclaimed Gourmet: 5 Takeaways from NYC’s WastED

Five takeaways on the phenomenon that was WastED (#WastEDny) from food waste expert Jonathan Bloom.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Food System Leaders

Food Tank and IFAD are excited to announce a new collaboration using communications to help cultivate the next generation of agricultural leaders.


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

INFOGRAPHIC: Are We Funding Obesity?

This infographic visually connects the obesity epidemic to government crop subsidies that are key to the production of processed foods.

La Stampa

It’s Time to Choose the Path of Sustainability

La Stampa interviews Food Tank president, Danielle Nierenberg, on taking action against hunger, obesity, and food waste at the 2015 Milan Expo.

VIDEO: How to Cultivate a Better Food System

Food Tank president, Danielle Nierenberg, visited Elon University to share insights regarding what it takes to foster a more sustainable food system.

Food Crisis Occurring in Ebola-Affected Areas of West Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has revealed the inadequacy of international response systems in mitigating food security effects of health pandemics.

Friends of the Earth

SUBMIT A COMMENT: Support Sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines!

Raise your voice to make sure USDA and HHS include sustainability in the final Dietary Guidelines!

Food Tank

RECORDING: Food, Water, and Climate Change: What You Put On Your Plate Matters

​Food Tank recently hosted a webinar with Kari Hamerschlag, senior program manager of Friends of the Earth's food and technology program. Listen to the recording here!

Glyphosate Is Widely Used, Probably Carcinogenic To Humans

Glyphosate, a common broad-spectrum herbicide, probably causes cancer in humans, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Food Tank

RECORDING: U.S. Food Aid Reform with Oxfam America

​Eric Munoz, Emily Luchetti, and Evan Hanczor joined Food Tank for an exclusive webinar on international food aid, what's wrong with it, and why it needs reform.

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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