Slow Living Summit 2015: Explore the Journey of Food

This summer, learn how redefining community can help us create a more sustainable and equitable food system.

10 Unique Urban Agriculture Projects in Mexico City

Mexico City’s thriving local food system emphasizes urban agriculture.

Harvesting the Research: Valuing Ecosystem Services to Offset Global Costs of Agriculture

Dr. Harpinder Sandhu discusses the value of ecosystem services on a global scale.

10 Things We Can All Do to Support a Local Food System

Check out Food Tank’s 10 ideas for how we can all support local food systems.

Immune to the Shocks of Climate Change: How Farmers are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems

Here’s how family farmers, food heroes, and organizations around the world are working to create resilient local food systems.

Farmworkers are Empowered Through Fair Trade

Fair Trade certified products contribute to better working conditions, health, education, and general well-being for farmworkers.

10 Financial Resources for New and Beginning Farmers

In an effort to revitalize farming as a profession, many financing options are available to new and beginning farmers. Food Tank highlights 10 of them.

What’s for School Lunch? Chickens Raised Responsibly

New USDA standard puts chicken raised with responsible antibiotic use within reach of schools.

Maria Finn: Rethinking Our Relationship with Art, Food, and the Sea

Artist and author Maria Finn suggests innovative ways to eat locally and purchase justly in part two of Food Tank's Q&A.

Top Five Takeaways from the White House Pollinator Health Task Force Announcement

Five takeaways from The White House Pollinator Health Task Force's federal strategy plan to protect bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Civilization Boxset: Is Open Sourced Hardware the Future?

Open Source Ecology is creating open source blueprints for cost-effective and efficient machines to build a “civilization-in-a-box.”

History Repeats as Farce: Giving Away Land Without Consultation in Mozambique

The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the local people.

Preserving the Seeds of Today for the Food of Tomorrow

“Seeds of Time” draws attention to the consequences of climate change on our food supply if we don't take action.

15 Protectors of Biodiversity #IDB2015

May 22 is the International Day of Biodiversity—an opportunity to increase understanding and awareness of the Earth’s flora and fauna.

“Global Sustainable Food and Agriculture: A Landscape Assessment” Released at Milan Expo

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is working for strategic and collaborative funding of food and agriculture sustainability initiatives.

Milan Expo 2015: Six Months to Define a New Food Agenda

The 2015 Milan Expo began in May and for the first time in the Expo’s history, nutrition and sustainable food will be at the center of the debate.

Maria Finn: Rethinking Our Relationship with Art, Food, and the Sea

Autodesk 2014 artist-in-residence Maria Finn discusses her art, her food, and the ocean's role in both.

California Farmers Use Carbon Sequestration to Reverse Climate Change

Farmers in California are using carbon sequestration to improve soil health, diversify plant life, and reverse climate change.

The Future of Rice: An Interview with Caryl Levine of Lotus Foods on SRI Initiatives

Caryl Levine, co-founder of Lotus Foods Inc. shares her work with SRI Initiatives.

Ben Simon: Imperfect Produce May Be the Bay Area’s Perfect Solution

Food Tank talks with Ben Simon about Imperfect Produce, a new food recovery project that plans to give consumers access to affordable, ugly produce.


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

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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!

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RECORDING: Junk Food Industry Lobbying 101 with Michele Simon

In case you missed it: Food Tank held an exclusive webinar with Michele Simon on countering corporate tactics. Listen here!

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RECORDING: Stephanie Hanson from The One Acre Fund presents on Financing Smallholder Farmers

In case you missed it: Food Tank held an exclusive webinar with Vice President of Policy and Partnerships at The One Acre Fund, Stephanie Hanson, on financing smallholder farmers. Listen here!

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The True Cost of Our Food Choices

The U.S. government must marshal in change by accounting for the true cost of food in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines.

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.

Cultivating Equality in the Food System- Danielle Nierenberg at #TEDxMan

Danielle Nierenberg spoke about the importance of women in nourishing both people and the planet at TEDxManhattan ‘Changing the Way We Eat.’

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.

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.

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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