Sweet Sugar Snaps or Sour Pancakes? The Cultivation of Legumes in Ethiopia for Export

With its high altitude, stable climate and rich agricultural traditions, Ethiopia is a good place for growing delicate crops.

Planet Forward

Ask an Expert at Food Tank: Making Our Food Problems Real

Take a look at how the experts suggest we make our food challenges personal, how we integrate change into our lives and the lives of the next generation, and how we find out the key things we don't know.

True Cost Accounting in the Food System

The panel, “True Cost Accounting in the Food System,” highlighted a major theme from the Food Tank Summit: cheap food is expensive.

Hacking Agriculture

Agriculture and software developers- an unlikely duo?

Apples: You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea

Nothing drives home the realization that we're disconnected from our food like a shiny red apple. Watch the latest episode of How Does it Grow?

Planet Forward

Ask an Expert at Food Tank: What’s Broken - And How Do We Fix It?

Take a look at what the experts think the biggest problems in food are today, how we can solve them, and who we need to help the most.

Watch TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Live

Host or join a viewing party to watch TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat.”

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Poor Soil Management a Threat to Our Food Supply

Soil is vital to the health of both people and the planet. Unfortunately, it is often the most overlooked of all agricultural inputs. The U.N. General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

Waste Not Want Not in the Food System

Panelists at the Food Tank Summit discussed the issue of food loss and waste, as well as innovative solutions to curb food waste.

Making a Living Wage in Fast Food in Denmark

A McDonald’s teller in Denmark is making over twice the salary of his American counterpart.

10 Ways You Can Fight for Fair Labor Practices in America’s Fields

Whether or not you've seen the movie Food Chains, here are 10 ways you can get involved in worker-driven social responsibility and the fight for fair food.

Cultivating Better Urban Food Systems

“Cultivating Better Urban Food Systems,” featured a group of advocates for changing where we grow our foods and how we think about the origin of our food.

The New Yuppies: How to Build a New Generation of Tech-Savvy Farmers

If the highest calibre of young people become farmers it will improve food security and help solve the unemployment crisis. Can tech make farming cool?

10 Ways You Can Fight for Fair Labor Practices in America’s Fields

Food Chains director Sanjay Rawal and producer Smriti Keshari on worker-driven movements, how consumers contribute, and film as a tool for change.

Pushing for International Agreements: The Milan Protocol

Speakers on the “Pushing for International Agreements: The Milan Protocol” panel tackled the world of international trade and agreements related to agriculture.

101 Facts That Make Us Hopeful About the Future of Food

Food Tank is highlighting 101 stories of hope, innovation, and success, in creating a better food system.

It’s All About Soil

The U.N. General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

10 Ways to Support the Next Generation of Farmers

Support a new generation of farmers as they take on the difficult task of feeding the nation.

16 Actors and Actresses at the Forefront of the Food Movement

These 16 actors and actresses are using their star power to shed light on the issues facing our troubled food system.

Land Grabs, Food Security and Global Justice: An Interview with the Oakland Institute

An interview with Anuradha Mittal, founder and director of progressive think tank, the Oakland Institute.

101 Global Food Organizations to Watch in 2015

To celebrate 2015, Food Tank is highlighting 101 incredible organizations who are playing a vital part in creating a better food system.

Farmers’ Rights for Reducing Hunger and Poverty

Juanita Chaves Posada, GFAR Senior Adviser on Genetic Resources, is informing smallholder farmers in developing countries about their rights.

50 Ways To Eat Millet

Millet is rich in protein, vitamin B, iron and calcium, yet free from glutens, so why would you only let birds eat it?

10 Projects Improving Canada’s Food System

The world’s second-largest country boasts an impressive team of chefs, farmers, educators, and activists working to improve its food system.

23 Mobile Apps Changing the Food System

These 23 mobile apps are helping eaters, gardeners, and food enthusiasts live more environmentally sustainable, less wasteful, healthy, and delicious lives.

24 TED Talks That Will Help Save the Food System

Food Tank has decided to highlight 24 TED talks specifically around food issues that we found compelling and worth sharing.

25 Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Health All Over the World

Many indigenous fruits and vegetables are in danger of abandonment and extinction. People are trying to catalogue as many traditional varieties as possible.

21 Inspiring Initiatives Working to Reduce Food Waste Around the World

These 21 organizations are working to prevent waste at all levels of food production.

66 Instagram Accounts Helping Cultivate a Better Food System!

One of the fastest-growing social media networks is Instagram-- Food Tank highlights 66 Instagram accounts cultivating a better food system!

Resolving to Tax Soda

Berkeley's soda tax reignites flames between activists and Big Soda.

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)

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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