Food Tank’s Board of Directors
Includes the following thought leaders and activists:
Danielle Nierenberg is President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has written extensively on gender and population, the spread of factory farming in the developing world and innovations in sustainable agriculture.
Danielle founded Food Tank, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in 2013 as an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Already, the organization boasts more than 70 major institutional partners including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Christensen Fund, IFPRI, IFAD, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Oxfam America, Slow Food USA, FAO, and the Sustainable Food Trust. Danielle has also recruited more than 40 of the world’s top leaders in food and agriculture policies and advocacy work as part of Food Tank’s Advisory Board. The organization highlights hope, success, and innovative ideas in our food system through research articles and interviews and hosts Summits in major cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and more. These events feature incredible speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, focusing on topics like food and nutrition, the future of farming, and food policy. She has more than 1,2 million social media followers, publishes original content daily at FoodTank.com, and her twice-weekly podcast “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” is currently charting on iTunes. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and CNN and included in more than 10,000 new clips worldwide including guest editorials in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more.
Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent two years traveling to more than 35 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America, meeting with farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, along with journalists, documenting what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty, while protecting the environment.
Agricultural Economist and Consultant for Michigan State University
Brazilian businessman and former racing driver who currently operates a 2,300 hectare organic produce and dairy farm, Fazenda da Toca
Editor of Edible East End and co-publisher of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattanmagazines
Vice President of Communications at Perdue Farms (Niman Ranch and Coleman Natural)
Food Tank’s Chairman of the Board