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, and Seattle. 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.
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.
Founding Partner and the VP of Supply Chain of Elevation Franchise Ventures, franchisor of Elevation Burger
Managing Partner at Semillero Ventures
Agricultural Economist and Consultant for Michigan State University and Africa RISING
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
Treasurer of the Food Tank Board, President and CEO of Humanitas Global
Food Tank’s Chairman of the Board