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7 Policies to Improve Livelihoods for Smallholders Farmers in Africa

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa can implement these seven policies to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while also promoting food security and sustainable development.

Holiday Gifts that Grow Food and Leaders

Grow Dat Youth Farm encourages lovers of food and farming across the country to join an alternative gift campaign, Growing the Green.

Andean Values have Promoted Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Centuries

Indigenous people in Andes promote sustainable agriculture and crop biodiversity.

Nine Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving!

Food Tank highlights ways for eaters and consumers to cut down on food waste while enjoying holiday favorites this Thanksgiving.

A Gleaner’s Manifesto

When our food system fails us, gleaning can bring nutritious food from local sources to those who otherwise could not afford it.

Leading Globally, Inspiring Locally: An Interview with Food Scientist and Professor Ruth Oniang’o

Ruth Oniang’o, founder of Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) speaks internationally and works locally in Kenya, supporting smallholder farmers and women.

Ugali is My Life, I Can’t Live Without It

Ugali's popularity has grown rapidly making it the staple food in many regions of Kenya.

Social Surplus: Reducing Waste, Feeding the Hungry, and Creating Community

The Surplus Feast, organized by the Food Waste Collective, uses extra fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans donated by local sources to provide free, hot meals.

The Truth About Cranberries — An American Original

Cranberries are one of America's only native fruits still farmed today.

Sign Food Tank’s Petition to Support a Tax on Harmful Sugary Drinks

The SWEET Act is a bill aimed to limit the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by taxing each ounce of added sugar.

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Before We Feast, Some Food for Thought

"When we’re grateful at Thanksgiving, maybe we’re not always grateful for the right thing. Maybe we’re missing a big part of the picture: the farmers, the land," said Danielle Nierenberg.

The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit: Making the Case for Urban Farms

The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit aims at scaling up urban agriculture by quantifying the impact of urban farms across the nation.

The Design Trust for Public Space and Farming Concrete designed an online platform to help spread information on impacts of urban agriculture and support scaling up of urban farms across the nation. Farmers, urban planners, and funders now have access to comprehensive data on the performance of the expanding urban farms.

Five Awesome Food Organizations in Montana

<p> Montana has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Montana has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Ten Awesome Food Organizations in Missouri

<p>Missouri has ten top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Missouri has ten top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Nine Awesome Food Organizations in Mississippi

<p>Mississippi has nine top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Mississippi has nine top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Seven Awesome Food Organizations in Minnesota

<p>Minnesota has seven top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Minnesota has seven top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Eight Awesome Food Organizations in Michigan

<p>Michigan has eight top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Michigan has eight top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Five Awesome Food Organizations in Massachusetts

<p>Massachusetts has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Massachusetts has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

Video: The State of Diabetes

The world’s 343,000,000 people with type 2 diabetes could form the third-largest nation. Let’s help them get recognized.

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PETITION: Support the SWEET Act to Tax Sugary Drinks That Are Harming Americans

As eaters—and voters—we can take action to curb sugary drink consumption. Sign the petition to urge your congressperson to support the SWEET Act.

Five Awesome Food Organizations in Maryland

<p>Maryland has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Maryland has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

How Can We Nourish the World?

The global problem of hunger calls for a focus on nutrition and stakeholder coordination.

In an effort to combat worldwide hunger and undernourishment, GFAR calls for a focus on nutrition over production and coordination between stakeholders.

Ten Awesome Food Organizations in Maine

<p>Maine has ten top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Maine has ten top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just-released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

This is Rubbish: Stop Wasting Food

This is Rubbish is piloting several free events in London and Oxford this Fall to educate people on the millions of tonnes of food wasted every year.

This is Rubbish is piloting several FREE theatre events in London and Oxford this Fall to educate people on the millions of tonnes of food wasted every year, and how you can stop it.

Five Awesome Food Organizations in Louisiana

<p>Louisiana has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.</p>

Louisiana has five top organizations named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s just released 2014 Good Food Org Guide.

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.

Register Now For Food Tank's 1st Annual Summit!

Located at George Washington University in Washington, DC, Food Tank's 1st Annual Summit will feature more than 75 speakers who are active leaders in the food movement.

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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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