We’re a global community pushing for food system change.

In 2019, Food Tank is highlighting these 25 inspirational individuals who are working tirelessly to transform our food system.

25 Food and Agriculture Leaders to Watch in 2019

At SXSW, Food Tank's panel featuring Haile Thomas, Tony Hillery, and Regina Anderson, discussed the key to a better future food system: future leaders.

To Save Future Food, Youth Deserve A Better System at SXSW

Find out about the Impact of climate change on plant pests and their mitigation by global coordinated efforts

Climate change exacerbates the challenge of plant pests

Food loss and waste are pervasive problems in global food systems, with huge consequences for human health and the environment.

Two Reasons Why Three Billion People Aren’t Getting Adequate Nutrition

Paul Newnham is Director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, a meeting place for stakeholders to work towards sustainable development and food security.

Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Development for Food Security

Karen Karp talks about how her consulting company works with diverse groups to create a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system.

Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

This multigenerational farming family tells Food Tank about the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable agriculture.

13 Farmer Stories That Bring Honesty and Hope to Sustainable Agriculture

Midwestern growers group shares expertise in sustainable growing, harvesting and processing of elderberries.

Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest

IPES-FOOD report calls for a Common Food Policy to revamp map the EU approach to sustainable food systems.

A Set Menu for Europe? Building a Food Policy that Brings Everybody to the Same Table

The Truth About Food, a new book by Dr. David Katz, president The True Health Initiative, digs through the lies and the fads about healthy eating and shows that science clearly shows us that a diet based in whole foods and mostly plants is best for both your health and the planet.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet: An Excerpt from The Truth About Food

To Save Future Food, Youth Deserve A Better System at SXSW

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.

Climate change exacerbates the challenge of plant pests

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).

Two Reasons Why Three Billion People Aren’t Getting Adequate Nutrition

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.

Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Development for Food Security

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!

Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

In a new episode of ‘Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,’ Dani interviews Karen Karp, President of Karen Karp and Partners. Karen talks about how her consulting company focuses on economics and works with diverse stakeholders to develop regional food systems, increase access to healthy foods, and expand sustainable agriculture.

13 Farmer Stories That Bring Honesty and Hope to Sustainable Agriculture

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.

Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest

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.

A Set Menu for Europe? Building a Food Policy that Brings Everybody to the Same Table

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.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet: An Excerpt from The Truth About Food

The Truth About Food, a new book by Dr. David Katz, president The True Health Initiative, digs through the lies and the fads about healthy eating and shows that science clearly shows us that a diet based in whole foods and mostly plants is best for both your health and the planet.

According to a Recent Poll, 88 Percent of Americans Reduce Food Waste

MSU’s fourth Food Literacy and Engagement Poll was released at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2019, and surveyed 2,090 Americans on their attitudes and knowledge of food waste.

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