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From Aquatic Dead Zones to Marine Hope Spots: An Interview with Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle speaks with Food Tank about the changing oceans, her hopes for marine futures, and the new documentary Mission Blue.

Pineland Farms: Magic Happens When Private Funding Meets Family Farming

Over 20 local family farms in Maine supply into Pineland’s three companies (beef, potatoes, and dairy), with profits being reinvested back into the community.

NEW VIDEO: Funding Female Farmers for a Less Hungry World

More investment in women farmers will help alleviate hunger and poverty and will lead to more social justice and empowerment for girls and women.

Feeding America Report Paints a Portrait of Hunger in America

Feeding America released the 2014 Hunger in America report, which examines the characteristics and challenges of households receiving charitable assistance.

Women Need More Power in Creating a Food System that Works

Leigh Adcock, Executive Director of WFAN, is dedicated to making room for women farmers.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food Labels

Ten things you didn’t know about food labels that can help support a better food system.

The Food Revolution: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

A call to action for greater collaboration across the food community.

Agricultural Reality Stars

Young generations are becoming more interested in agriculture through hip hop, reality TV shows about young food producers, and stories of farmer "superheroes."

Are We Really Tackling the Challenge of Improving Livelihoods for Poor Farmers?

Agricultural research for development is regularly assessed to ensure money is being spent on effective measures to promote better lives for rural communities.

Over Grow The System Documents the Sustainable Farming Movement

Over Grow The System uses photography, video, music, and website design to capture the essence of the emerging sustainable food movement in British Columbia.

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Empowering Women and Mitigating Conflict in the Afghan Dairy Industry

Afghan dairy cooperatives are fostering collaboration among farmers and promoting women as leaders.

IFAD-supported dairy cooperatives in Afghanistan are training farmers, especially women, to effectively manage their operations and increase their incomes. These programs are also socially beneficial as they unify conflict-torn communities and empower women.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Food Tank Launches Food Tours in Chicago!

Food Tank launched Food Tank Tours, offering tours of urban agriculture projects and serving locally grown food prepared by chefs. The idea is to connect eaters to their food in a fun way.

Are You a Farmer? We Want to Hear From You!

World Food Day, held this year October 16, will highlight the challenges and achievements made in the fight to end global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty

This year, the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), World Food Day will focus on the important role family farmers, big and small, play in feeding the world and stewarding natural resources.

Family Farming Down Under

Family farms continue to account for 99 percent of farm businesses in Australia.

Family farms account for 99 percent of Australia’s farming business. Their unique and responsive management structures and long-term understanding of agricultural production allow ongoing productivity and success in the face of increasing industry corporatization. The NFF estimates that each Australian farmer produces the equivalent of enough food for 600 people, and Australian family farms continue to play a dynamic and vital role in ensuring domestic and regional food security.

Food Hero: Serena Milano, Protecting Biodiversity and the Livelihoods of Small-Scale Farmers

Serena Milano is working to protect traditional food cultures and biodiversity at the Slow Food Foundation.

Serena Milano is protecting traditional food cultures, production methods, and biodiversity with the Slow Food Foundation. Take a look at how she’s contributed to saving endangered food products worldwide.

Small Island Developing States Face Unique Development Challenges

Small Island Developing States are home to unique development opportunities and challenges.

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their development challenges and vulnerabilities are increasingly central to discussions of global food security and agricultural development. IFAD will be releasing a new report in September 2014, which coincides with the Third International Conference on SIDS.

Register Now for the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security!

Registration for The International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security will close in two weeks.

On September 18 and 19, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will host the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security. Registration will close August 25.

Voices of GFAR: Providing Better Extension Services for Family Farmers

Extension is key for promoting sustainable and socially responsible agricultural intensification.

A sound agricultural innovation system requires a combination of diverse extension service schemes that mobilize a variety of methods to educate smallholders.

Meat Is Still On the Menu for Environmental Sustainability

Meat production can be environmentally sustainable—here's how.

Livestock play a critical role in global food security. However, while the industry produces meat for over a billion people, it also produces greenhouse gas emissions that are having a significant impact on climate change. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is tackling this issue of balancing food security with environmental sustainability.

Business Insider

This Incredible Graphic Shows How Much Of Our Food Supply Goes Straight Into The Trash

The planet may have to feed a global population of 10 billion people by 2050. With that milestone looming, organizations like the U.N., the National Resources Defense Council, and Food Tank are working on ways to make food systems more efficient.

Food Security Program in Mali Inspires Culture of Conservation

Farmers in Mali are learning to implement land and water management techniques to revive Mali's parched farmlands.

With the support of IFAD and an array of agricultural organizations, farmers in rural Mali are implementing conservation-oriented solutions to a food crisis brought on by years of drought.

The Japan Family Farmers Movement is Making Strides

NOUMINREN, the Japan Family Farmers Movement, seeks to secure farmer-friendly legislation in Japan.

NOUMINREN, or the Japan Family Farmers Movement, is a grassroots political movement intent on strengthening Japan’s foundation of family farmers.

International Business Times

Indoor Farming: Future Takes Root In Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots & High Rises

In a 90,000-square-foot warehouse not far from Chicago’s Midway Airport, the future of urban farming has taken root.

Indigenous Crop: Okra––Eat Your Ladies’ Fingers!

Okra is packed full of nutrients and can be found in dishes around the world.

Okra, bamya, or gumbo is an indigenous crop harvested for its pods and seeds, which can be used as food, medicine, or even fuel. Okra is antioxidant, protein, and fiber rich, and it been incorporated into recipes around world.

Six Innovative Projects From Groundswell International

These six projects are using local knowledge to heal the food systems of developing communities.

Groundswell International and its local partners implement innovative agricultural projects in nine countries worldwide. Their unique approach employs local knowledge and capacity in collaboration with global perspectives.

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!

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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