The latest innovation in AI technology by Winnow Solutions enters the food space to help fight food waste, one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses on the planet.
In 2019, Food Tank is recognizing 25 inspirational individuals who are working tirelessly to transform our food system. These leaders are bettering the food system in a variety of ways. From tech to farming to activism, they have diverse backgrounds, but their commitment to innovation in food and agriculture unites them.
At South by Southwest, Food Tank’s panel featuring Haile Thomas, The HAPPY Org; Tony Hillery, Harlem Grown; and Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network discussed the key to a better future food system: leaders of the future.
40 percent of global crop yields are reduced each year due to damage caused by plant pests. The FAO predicts that the severity of the pest problem is only going to increase with Climate Change – calling for farmers’ to enhance their knowledge and skills to best manage pests and diseases of crops. Check out this exclusive op-ed by Dr Tao Xiang and Dr Mona Chaya on the latest findings in climate change and pests by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Food Chain Crisis – Emergency Prevention System (FCC-EMPRES).
A recent brief released by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition addresses two huge contributors to poor diet—food loss and food waste. Because of high levels of food loss and waste—especially of nutrient-rich, perishable foods—as many as three billion people are consuming low-quality diets that result in micronutrient malnutrition as well as rising levels of obesity.
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Paul Newnham discusses his work at SDG2 Advocacy Hub. The group acts as a platform for stakeholders to discuss and plan for the United Nation’s goal of zero hunger and more sustainable agriculture by 2030. Paul says the goal requires breaking down silos and having difficult conversations. Also, chefs have a role!
Since last year, Food Tank’s Farmer Friday series has been telling the stories of farmers and ranchers focusing on sustainable farming practices. These practices include crop rotation, grassy waterways, preserving reconstructed wetlands, and farming on the contour.
In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing. By working together, members also create larger combined quantities of elderberries for processing.
The European Union urgently needs a common food policy to build sustainable food systems, says a recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). This shared policy would provide a common direction for food and farming systems in the Union, which suffer at all levels under the current model of production and agriculture.