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Food Tank’s Fall Reading List: 20 Great Books About Food

Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture.

Lexicon of Sustainability Defines True Cost Accounting

Lexicon of Sustainability helps define what true cost accounting means for food, nutrition, the environment, and people.

A Startup Weekend Success Plans to Employ the Neighborhood and Feed the City

On the south side of the CSX tracks in downtown Fredericksburg, Virgina, sits a 3.5 acre green space saved from becoming a Seven Eleven by a group called Downto

The Case for School Meals

The story of creating "Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals," a useful toolkit for school food advocates everywhere.

The Next Evolution of Sonoma Wines: 100 Percent Sustainable

Sonoma County Winegrowers teaches workshops on sustainability and supports growers in certification process.

The Future of Family Farming Round Up

Commentators have offered great suggestions for legal, policy, economic, educational, and grass roots measures to increase resources available to farmers.

BUGS Program Exemplifies Learning By Doing

Living Classrooms, based in Baltimore, Maryland, uses a learning-by-doing approach to teach youth about agriculture.

Share Groundbreaking Innovations in Agriculture and Highlight the True Cost of Cheap Food

Food Tank is excited to announce that we are launching two collaborative efforts over the next year with support from the McKnight Foundation.

Top 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Montreal

Montreal’s diverse urban agriculture projects reflect the city’s desire to grow and share healthy food.

10 Foods That Grow in Unexpected Places

From the bog-grown cranberry, to the cave-dwelling mushroom, take a journey with Food Tank through some unexpected places that food comes from.

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The Clinton School of Public Service

VIDEO: Cultivating a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg discusses her work at Food Tank as it spotlights sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty, while creating networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Berkeley and Oakland this October: Sparking the Movement to End Food Waste

October 16th is World Food Day and for many, the day is about focusing on healthier food systems and even more simply, healthier food.

The first Feeding the 5000 in the U.S. – a 100 percent free food waste awareness festival –will take place on October 18, in Oakland, CA. It will be a food event unlike anything ever staged in this country and was inspired by the Feeding the 5000 from the U.K.

IFAD Launches AgTalks Series to Present Human Face of Family Farming

The AgTalks series aims to bring forward the latest thinking, trends and research regarding policies and innovations in small-scale family farming.

As a contribution to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is launching the AgTalks series.

Healthy Diets, Healthy Planet

What's on our plate may not be sustainable, say global experts in nutrition and sustainability. Experts gathered to discuss the importance of linking the two disciplines at a recent CGIAR dialogue in New York City.

Experts discuss a need for more links between nutrition and sustainable agricultural development.

A Feast of Information: This Online Platform is Coordinating Food Advocates Across the Globe

The Global SCP Clearinghouse brings together stakeholders from across borders and sectors in order to rise to these challenges with a more coordinated, unified front.

The Global SCP Clearinghouse aims to be a one-stop hub, bringing together scattered information into a coherent space for an international community of sustainable consumption and production practitioners.

World Food Day USA

Young Farmers Should Take Center Stage at World Food Day

The theme for this year's World Food Day (WFD) is "Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth." WFD is a day for action, community, and mobilization between all members of the food system; most importantly, WFD must highlight and engage youth in the food system.

Not Your Grandpa’s Farm: Upcoming Conference to Focus the Future of Technology in Agriculture

The 9th Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture will investigate the future use of technology for agriculture and rural development.

Emerging technologies have the potential to make food supply chains more productive, sustainable, and resilient, as well as reduce wastage, lower costs and improve the quality and safety of food.

Acequias Canals Irrigation System is Vital to Agriculture in Arid Regions

The acequias tradition of the American southwest uses community driven water management to ensure food security.

Acequias are ancient and complex traditions of community-based water management indigenous to the American southwest, that provide social cohesion as well as food and water security.

Help Shape the Future of Family Farming!

Food Tank and the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization are hosting discussions to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues.

Food Tank and the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization are hosting discussions to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues.

Join the Conversation on ICTs and Family Farming

GFAR is pleased to announce two major e-discussions on ICTs and Family Farming that are taking place during September and October 2014.

GFAR and others pledged to increase their joint efforts to boost the contribution of science, technology and innovation to enable family farmers to improve their livelihoods.

New SOFI Report Demonstrates that the War Against Hunger Can Be Won

According to the latest SOFI report, the fight against hunger can be won.

"The State of Food Insecurity in the World" was released September 16, 2014 by the FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The report showcases the progress that has been made to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe, but there is still work to be done.

Thimble Island Oyster Co. Takes Sustainable Gardening Underwater

Thimble Island Oyster Co. takes gardening below sea level, planting an innovative 3D underwater garden of aquatic flora and fauna.

Thimble Island Oyster Co. uses a system of vertical ocean farming in hope of transform the fishing industry into a sustainable food economy that can mitigate climate change, restore ocean habitats, and support community development. Cultivating natural ocean filters such as kelp and shellfish, the underwater garden creates a thriving and tasty habitat.

Food Tank Video Announced as “Best Public Service Announcement” Finalist

The seventh annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) recently announced the top three finalists in each of its film competition categories.

Food Tank’s video, “International Year of Family Farming” produced by Greener Media, is among the top three finalists in the Best PSA category at the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.

The Right Investments Can Help Lift Millions of Farmers from Poverty

The AFA is an alliance of national farmers’ organizations, currently operating in 12 countries throughout Asia.

“With the right policies and programs in place, solutions can be found,” said Esther Penunia, General Secretary of the Asian Farmers’ Association.

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RECORDING: Food Tank’s Exclusive Webinar with Dr. Chuck Benbrook

In case you missed it: Food Tank hosted a live webinar with Dr. Chuck Benbrook on organic versus conventional foods. You can access the recording here.

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.

Announcing Food Tank Tours: Chicago

Launched in August 2014, Food Tank Tours showcases innovative urban agriculture projects, sustainable food systems, and tasty, local food made by experienced chefs and cooks. Please join us for a walking tour of Downtown Chicago featuring three urban gardens and four generous tastings!

Upcoming Events

October 6, Chicago, IL: Secretary Vilsack on Innovation in Agriculture

Food Tank is a sponsor of this event.

October 7, Washington D.C. : National Tropical Botanical Garden 50th Symposium

Danielle will be speaking at this event.

October 8, Chicago, IL: Antibiotic Free Roast

Food Tank is part of the host committee for this event.

October 10, Washington D.C. : IFAD Talk

Danielle will be speaking on a panel at this event.

Sign a Petition in Support of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming

Food Tank is joining the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and over 360 civil society and farmer's organizations in celebrating the International Year of Family Farming.

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