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A Widespread Famine Accelerated by Floods, Droughts — and Guns

Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder of Food Tank, told IDN there’s a perfect storm of events leading to severe insecurity and the threat of famine in areas of the world least prepared to handle it.

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WECAMETODANCE Will Debut at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August

Food Tank, the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Prize, is uniquely positioned to onboard participants for post-show, long-term engagement creating thousands of new activists in food and environmental movements at a local grassroots level.

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Agenda: Seeing the food system as a solution to the climate crisis

We must also breathe new life into the food and environmental movements by leveraging community non-profit organisations, the arts, and projects founded and led by a new generation of activists.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Why we’re bringing climate change musical WeCameToDance from US to Scotland amid Covid lockdown turmoil

Tomorrow, Food Tank, our US-based research and advocacy organisation that fights for food systems change and battling the climate crisis, will register its immersive, climate-focused musical, WeCameToDance, to participate in the 2021 Fringe.

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April 28 marks ‘Stop Food Waste Day’

President & Founder of Food Tank, Danielle Nierenberg and Chef Tiffany Derry joined Morning Extra to share some ways to stop the waste.

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Let’s celebrate Earth Day 2021 with 5 women who have made the environment their reason for living

Danielle Nierenberg is a formidable speaker when it comes to engaging the public on the themes of sustainable agriculture, healthy and nutritious food for all and the rights of those who produce it, especially when it comes to women.

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Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

Food Tank President and Founder Danielle Nierenberg said that along with the health and climate pyramids, the Foundation had developed seven cultural double pyramids that investigate how people can eat healthily in different regions of the world.

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What is Airbnb farming and could it improve the wasteful food supply chain?

“I think these hybrid models are becoming more popular,” says Danielle Nierenberg, president of the Food Tank, a think tank focused on fixing the food system, “whether it’s preventing food waste or supporting regional food systems.”

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US pioneers hope to wow Fringe goers from the inside out

One of the shows that could be making its debut live at the festival is ’We came to dance’, an interactive musical set on an alien planet with an important underlying message.

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Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic

“We’re supposed to be the greatest, richest country in the world, and we don’t have safety nets for when something like this happens?” said Danielle Nierenberg, president and founder of Food Tank.

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Danielle (Dani) Nierenberg, cofounder of Food Tank, addresses global food insecurity and food waste. Nierenberg is the 2020 recipient of the Julia Child Award.

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The world urgently needs an intergovernmental panel for food systems

Resetting the global food system is critical and requires urgency and bold leadership to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, according to the Barilla Foundation and Food Tank.

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Think tank says global panel is needed to hit UN’s sustainability goals

A think tank has proposed an intergovernmental panel for food systems to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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COVID-19 an Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems

From the summit, BCFN and Food Tank came up with the following five actionable recommendations delivered by co-moderator, Gerry Salole, the chief executive at the European Foundation Centre.

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Q&A: Vote with your Fork for a World Free from Hunger

“There is a real commitment from all sectors now not just looking at food security but nutrition security too. For a long time we have focused on quantity and calories. COVID-19 has exposed that we also need to focus on quality…” says Danielle Nierenberg.

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UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation

Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder of Food Tank, told IPS the pandemic has had a huge impact on the world’s food and agricultural systems.

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Farmers Will (Again) Feed the World

Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork, a virtual event hosted on December 1 by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition in partnership with Food Tank, will help set the stage for the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit.

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Smithsonian Food History Weekend begins tonight

Thursday night’s Smithsonian Food History Gala will feature the presentation of the Julia Child Award to Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg.

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Meet the Award-Winning Activist Campaigning for Food Justice

Danielle Nierenberg, the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award, is working to make global food systems more equitable.

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A Conversation With Danielle Nierenberg, 2020 Julia Child Award Winner

“They’ve literally changed our lives by honoring us with this award,” Nierenberg said.

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Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme Delivering Life-Saving Sustenance to Millions Worldwide

Danielle Nierenberg, President of the US-based Food Tank, told IPS there are few organizations in the world poised to confront the multiple challenges of the pandemic, the climate crisis, inequality, and food and nutrition insecurity, like the World Food Programme.

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National Museum of American History Hosts Virtual Annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend and Gala Themed “Food Futures: Striving for Justice”

This year, the Julia Child Foundation is recognizing food activist, author and Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg as a global thought leader…

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What can we do about living in wasteful times

According to a recent news release by Danielle Nierenberg…“our food production and consumption practices need to change (and) we have to think about wasting less and using our food resources more efficiently to help keep our planet healthy.”

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Big Meat Is Selling Veggie Burgers—But It’s Still Destroying the Environment

Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and president of the sustainability-focused think tank Food Tank, would also ask for more from meat companies than just blended burgers and copycat veggie nuggets.

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Top 10 environmental non-profits to watch in 2020

Food Tank features news articles on a variety of topics relating to sustainable agriculture and a more resilient food system. These resources are integral to recognizing organizations making strides within the food industry and educating consumers about agricultural issues.

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Great Escapes: What Leading Food Activist Danielle Nierenberg is Cooking at Home

Considering the wide range and more than 19 years of work Danielle Nierenberg has put into researching food and agricultural innovations, her receiving the 2020 Julia Child Award is timely.

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Monmouth College alumna, food activist Nierenberg receives Julia Child Award

In the two decades since, Nierenberg has become a leading journalist, author and activist on food-related issues such as the spread of factory farming in the developing world and innovations in sustainable agriculture.

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Food Activist Champions Farmers, Makes 6 Predictions

In the on-going conversations between consumers, food companies and farmers, Danielle Nierenberg says farmers don’t always get their voices heard to the degree that they should.

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Activist Danielle Nierenberg wins the Julia Child Award, following in the footsteps of celebrity chefs of hope and success in the food system

But for the sixth award, the jury from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts this year chose a woman who spends more time with a microphone than a whisk in Danielle Nierenberg, a food activist and the founder of Food Tank,

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Food Activist Danielle Nierenberg Named 2020 Julia Child Award Recipient

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts has selected researcher, activist and food system expert Danielle Nierenberg as the recipient of the sixth annual Julia Child Award.

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Meet Danielle Nierenberg

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes 2020 Julia Child Award recipient Danielle Nierenberg, the president and co-founder of Food Tank. They discuss why the world needs a food think tank and how we can rebuild our food system.

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Defiance native wins Julia Child Award

The Julia Child Award has a new winner, and this year it is food researcher, activist and food system expert Danielle Nierenberg, who grew up in Defiance.

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Stories of hope and success in the food system

Co-founder and President, Danielle Nierenberg, discusses challenges faced by the farming community including youth engagement, equality for women and preservation of indigenous practices.

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Barilla Foundation Announces Strategy to Address Global Food System Crisis, as COVID-19 Spotlights Already Broken Structure

“Our food choices matter-for soil, for biodiversity, for health! True cost accounting helps us understand the real impact of food production and consumption,” explained Danielle Nierenberg,

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Resetting the Food System

Resetting the food system from farm to fork

COVID-19 is showing that humans are resilient, creative, entrepreneurial, and emphatic, and we can use our knowledge and experience to transform the food system.

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Recipe For Action

Hear what Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder and President of Food Tank, Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage, and Melissa DeSa, Working Food Community Programs Director have to say about the failures of our global food system, how the largest segment of working America has been left without food and economic safety nets, and inspiring ideas for improving food security in our own communities.

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Stories of hope and success in the food system

Co-founder and President, Danielle Nierenberg, discusses challenges faced by the farming community including youth engagement, equality for women and preservation of indigenous practices.

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Barilla Foundation Announces Strategy to Address Global Food System Crisis, as COVID-19 Spotlights Already Broken Structure

“Our food choices matter-for soil, for biodiversity, for health! True cost accounting helps us understand the real impact of food production and consumption,” explained Danielle Nierenberg,

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Resetting the food system from farm to fork

COVID-19 is showing that humans are resilient, creative, entrepreneurial, and emphatic, and we can use our knowledge and experience to transform the food system.

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Recipe For Action

Hear what Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder and President of Food Tank, Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage, and Melissa DeSa, Working Food Community Programs Director have to say about the failures of our global food system, how the largest segment of working America has been left without food and economic safety nets, and inspiring ideas for improving food security in our own communities.

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Cheese Off a Truck: Farmers Try to Salvage Food, and Some Sales

“This simply exhibits the cracks,” Ms. Nierenberg stated.

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11 Webinars on COVID-19 and the Food System to Join This Month

11 Webinars on COVID-19 and the Food System to Join This Month

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg will be interviewing a range of experts in the food policy space each weekday, twice a day, for the foreseeable future.

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This Zoom-based productivity hack gave me my focus back during coronavirus

This Zoom-based productivity hack gave me my focus back during coronavirus

Pre-pandemic, Bernard Pollack, the cofounder and chairman of Food Tank, a New York City-based research and advocacy nonprofit, used a co-working space.

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Review: ‘Marry Harry’ a light romantic musical

And here’s what is admirable about Streaming Musicals – with “Marry Harry,” they teamed up with Food Tank to feed hungry and impacted families.

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Food Tank, Food Systems and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dani Nierenberg 16 Initiatives Are Changing Urban Agriculture Through Tech and Innovation

“Our mission at Food Tank is a simple one: We want to create a community for safe, healthy and nourished eaters, and amplify stories of success.”

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Aleph Farms Going Carbon-Neutral by 2025

Aleph Farms Going Carbon-Neutral by 2025

“The Company gathered top-level thought leaders from around the world to solicit views, reach objectives and implement its holistic approach to sustainability across the ecosystem’s entire value chain: Danielle Nierenberg, The President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues”

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Food-stamp purchases could soon go online under SNAP pilot program

Food-stamp purchases could soon go online under SNAP pilot program

“Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg said allowing SNAP recipients to buy healthy food online could outlast the COVID-19 emergency.”

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Close to 50,000 Louisianans could be affected by new SNAP rules-lasting Avocados That Fight Food Waste to Go on Sale in Europe

“Danielle Nierenberg, the president of Food Tank, a food and agriculture think tank, said the amount of money spent on SNAP benefits is a drop in the bucket for the federal government and cutting these benefits is not worth the toll it will take on thousands of people.”

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How 16 Initiatives Are Changing Urban Agriculture Through Tech and Innovation

From high-tech indoor farming to mobile platforms connecting urban growers and consumers, Food Tank highlights 16 initiatives changing urban agriculture.

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Malnutrition Hits the Obese As Well As the Underfed

Focusing on the production and distribution of nutrient-dense foods is a good place to start for combating malnutrition and obesity, says Danielle Nierenberg.

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Teaching Teens to See Eating As Part of the Natural World

“And there are also some great food courses in colleges,” says Danielle Nierenberg.

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Longer-lasting Avocados That Fight Food Waste to Go on Sale in Europe

“We’re trying to build a world that works with nature, not against nature,” Apeel CEO James Rogers said at the Food Tank Summit in November. “Rather than creating new chemicals that the world has never seen before, we are looking into the natural world.”

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Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

“The question we need to ask with all technologies is what problem are they trying to solve and who will they help?” says Danielle Nierenberg.

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Here’s What It Will Take to Be a Foodie in the 2020s

“Eaters of today want more real food as well as the story that goes behind it. They want food that tastes good, that’s socially good, and good for the environment,” says Danielle Nierenberg

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15 Children’s Books Celebrating Food

The books on this list can help eaters of all ages — including and especially young people, the future of our food system — understand the power of agricultural diversity and cultural food traditions.

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How 75,000 Abandoned Cabbages Inspired A Huge Online Forum For Farmers in Africa

“One of the reasons we asked Noah to participate is that he represents the next generation of farming in Africa,” says Food Tank president and co-founder Danielle Nierenberg.

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This Season, Focus on Convivial Food Experiences

Eating together does more than make people happier — it can help us all be healthier, especially around the holidays.

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Restaurants Are Helping to Drive Carbon Farming Practices

Food Tank had the chance to talk to Anthony Myint, co-founder of Zero Foodprint and iconic restaurants such as Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth Restaurant and The Perennial.

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Concessions on Dairy in NAFTA “Not A Big Deal”

Big Data reveals telling patterns about growth, yield, weather that may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike, according to Food Tank.

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7 Ways to Host a More Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner

“American eaters waste about 5 million tons of food between Thanksgiving and the New Year. By comparison, in one year, Americans waste about 34 million tons,” says Danielle Nierenberg

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Will Technology or Tradition Save the Global Food Supply? Why Not Both?

Danielle Nierenberg is president and co-founder of Food Tank, a food think tank.

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Here’s a List of the Potential SXSW Food Tech Panels You Can Vote On

It’s August, so naturally it’s time to start thinking about the SXSW Festival in March of next year.

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Food Future Conference to be Held in Melbourne

The largest event in food business innovation to ever take place in Australia will be held in Melbourne in September.

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Vote for a Food Revolution

Food Tank has proposed three ‘underreported’ discussion topics linked to food systems for the 2020 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Texas.

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The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg describes that the government needs to do more to curb unsafe conditions for migrants than build a wall—build a better food system.

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How to Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg gives commentary on new findings from the WRI that plot a path forward for feeding a rising population.

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NOLA by Mouth: Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank

In New Orleans, food is an important part of the city’s culture. But what role do they play in food waste and insecurity worldwide?

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A Jamaican Charity Called Mission:FoodPossible Might Have the Answer To The World’s Hunger Problem

Mission:FoodPossible is a two-year-old not-for-profit that is working to eradicate the world’s hunger problem, one community at a time— beginning with Jamaica.

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How to reduce food waste

About 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted. Here are tips from Food Tank on how you can cut food waste.

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How To Easily Reduce Food Waste This Fourth Of July

Food system think tank Food Tank shares easily implementable kitchen hacks to lower your environmental impact this holiday — and save a little cash for future summer meals.

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Eucharistic intimacy calls us to transform a destructive food system

Food Tank details how Green New Deal policies would facilitate a transition toward “resilient, fair, local and regional food systems that ensure good jobs and healthy food for all.”

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New Event Series: Can We Afford to Eat in New York City?

Food Tank, Salon.com and NYU Steinhardt partner on evening speaker series in NYC.

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Gluten-free flour from spent coffee grounds snags Mondelēz’s first SnackFutures ‘Shark Tank’ award

The contest was conducted in collaboration with Food Tank, a non-profit think tank and leading global voice on creating a better, more sustainable food system.

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Mondelēz International Announces Winners of First ‘Future of Snacking’ Awards at Seeds & Chips Global Summit

The contest was conducted in collaboration with Food Tank, a non-profit think tank and leading global voice on creating a better, more sustainable food system.

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General Mills Buys Wind Energy And Consumer Goodwill

She told Food Tank, “they are so close to the front line of driving change in the food system that they can actually pull a big company like us along.”

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The Dirty Secret Behind The Perfect Fruits And Vegetables At Your Grocery Store

“People think food that looks perfect tastes perfect, but that’s not the case. Ugly can be tasty and nutritious,” Nierenberg says.

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More detailed food product labels heading for Danish supermarkets

Officials from the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities, and Climate assert the nation wants to collaborate with supermarkets to place stickers on all food products indicating their carbon footprint, reported Foodtank.

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Duo to Sell Produce, Educate Community at Gathering Springs Farm

Waybright’s passion for nutrition melded with Jones’ desire to farm and achieve self-sufficiency when they attended the Food Tank Summitin Washington, DC last March.

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Oconee County’s Young Female Farmers Changing Outlook Of Farming Industry

The Candelario sisters have also been recognized by Food Tank in the Huffington Post. The farm was ranked No. 5 in its annual “30 Women Under 30” list.

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Google Fiber’s SXSW Panel: How Women Fit Into Agriculture and Tech

The panel, moderated by Danielle Nirenberg of Food Tank, featured women leaders in media, tech, and food production who are fighting to bring more women in agriculture and tech to the table.

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In Austin, Food And Tech Industries Connect To Address Food Insecurity

The City of Austin has been working hard to address food security in the area, aided by the leadership and advocacy of Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Edwin Marty, the city’s food policy manager.

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Land O’Lakes’ “The Copernicus Project” to challenge perceptions about food at SXSW

Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank, will moderate a panel who will each debunk a different food myth, and will offer opportunities for the audience to interact.

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Surviving And Thriving In The Food Transformation

“To meaningfully address the 1.3 billion tons of food that are either lost or wasted worldwide every year – it’s going to take a mass effort from all of us to think about how we really value food.”

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How the vegan food trend made a star of the pungent jackfruit

“The thing about jackfruit is that it’s huge – one of the biggest tree fruits in the world,” said Danielle Nierenberg, president of the Food Tank.

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A “second skin” for fruit and veg could make them last twice as long

The biggest challenge for Apeel may be getting producers, retailers, and consumers to accept eating something that has been treated in this way, predicts Danielle Nierenberg.

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400 attend URI’s third annual Food System Summit

One of the keynote speakers, Danielle Nierenberg, president of the think tank Food Tank and host of the podcast “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” spoke about the need for more global thinking and sharing of ideas.

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Government Shutdown Impacts

“To support initiatives feeding federal workers, you can donate to organizations like World Central Kitchen, which is donating free meals, or Capital Area Food Bank, which is setting up free pop-up markets,” Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank said.

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Food Tank on Why Food Companies Need True Cost Accounting

Below, I speak with Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and President of Food Tank, who has been telling the stories and supporting the work of the people who are preserving biodiversity for years.

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Seafood processing water is a surprising source of nutrients.

Instead of tossing it, fisheries should capture the protein and fat left in water and use it to feed humans and animals a second time around.

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5 ways to get your hot chocolate fix in NYC.

The fourth annual Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival has pastry chefs whipping up premium drinks using Valrhona chocolate. Fifty cents from each hot chocolate sold goes to the nonprofit Food Tank, which fights against food waste.

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Valrhona Hot chocolate Festival in NYC from 1/19 to 2/3.

Top pastry chefs throughout the city and Brooklyn will showcase their talents by creating original and innovative recipes for winter’s favorite sweet drink using different types of Valrhona chocolate, all while raising money for the non-profit, Food Tank.

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URI to host third annual Food System Summit.

The Rhode Island Food Center at the University of Rhode Island is hosting its third annual Food System Summit, at which hundreds of food system representatives will join with state and national food system leaders to identify ways to better support the state’s food economy.

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The food industry is unsustainable.

Food waste is a national and global problem – but Toronto researchers and startups are tackling the dysfunction at the core of the industry.

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Restaurants Across the U.S. Offering Free Food to Furloughed Employees During Shutdown.

Some eateries are offering “shut down specials,” including Java Joe’s Café in Michigan are offering free breakfast and lunch to furloughed federal workers during the second-longest shutdown in history.

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Smarter food production.

A new report published by the Refresh Working Group aims to better understand the role artificial intelligence may play in food production, distribution, processing and consumption.

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Food concerns in our prisons also often lead to security and safety concerns. Many correctional systems around the world are looking at ‘sustainable food programs to bring better nutrition to incarcerated people.’

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2019 Could Be The Year We Stop Throwing Away Ridiculous Amounts Of Food.

For every item thrown away, the cost is far more than just an uneaten meal.

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18 Cookbooks for Building a Diverse and Just Food System.

For a delicious end to 2018, Food Tank is highlighting 18 cookbooks that embrace a diverse global food industry.

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Want To Help Reverse Global Warming? Add This Food Group To Your Diet.

While there’s still some debate over whether meat is good for our health, its impact on our environment is undeniable.

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Businesses find appetite to cut food waste.

Tech start-ups are helping to change the throwaway culture.

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Our nation needs to accelerate artificial intelligence for farm tech.

Independent farmers and merchants alike are helping to drive new innovations across the nation’s food supply chain.

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Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly vegan ‘pork’.

In a region where pork is king — it is the favored meat in most dishes — switching diets to a tasty vegetable substitute could be a major way to curb climate change, experts say.

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We need to do more to attract women to agriculture.

To gain their skills and passion, agriculture needs to tear down the barriers that stand in their way.

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How — and what — we eat is the subject of first San Diego Food Tank summit.

A daylong conversation about how and what we eat brings together local leaders in the fields of food and agriculture at the inaugural Food Tank San Diego Summit.

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Airlines waste incredible amounts of food. Here’s how some are trying to do better.

Whether for its taste or otherwise, airplane food is wasted every day. In 2016, the International Air Transport Association estimated that airlines produced 5.2 million tons of waste, the Guardian reported.

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Our Food Isn’t Grown To Taste Good — And Dan Barber Wants To Fix That.

Barber is one of many chefs who are willing to pay a premium for higher-quality produce, and he’s long been showcasing new and innovative breeds at his famed restaurants.

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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 118.

In Hot Plates, we’re talking about two upcoming events, including the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and the first annual San Diego Food Tank Summit

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Food Tank Summit explores food waste, disparity.

This year’s Food Tank summit in New York aimed to spotlight the Food Loss Waste issue and gathered top thinkers and doers dedicated to reducing food waste impact on our food culture.

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Food Tank’s Summit in NYC Questions Why 1/3rd Of The Global Harvest Never Reaches Peoples’ Stomachs

There wasn’t an empty seat in the 500-seat Tishman Auditorium at the New York University Law School’s Vanderbilt Hall for Food Tank’s Second Annual New York City Summit, Focusing On Food Loss And Food Waste.

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Activists Combat Global Food Waste at NYU

Each year, a third of all food produce — almost 1.3 billion tons — is wasted or lost globally, including almost half of all fruits and vegetables grown. In North America, 300 pounds of food waste is produced per person, annually.

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‘Best By’ Dates Are Confusing AF. Here’s How To Decode Them

Picture this: You reach for your trusty jar of nut butter only to realize that the “best by” date has come and gone. Do you give it a sniff and proceed as normal or throw it away assuming it has gone bad?

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Reframing How We Think of Food, Creativity Key to Winning War on Food Waste

Food is one of those issues that gets everyone interested. We all eat it, love it, and unfortunately waste it. But that’s starting to change.

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NYC Summit Addresses One of the Food Industry’s Most Urgent Issues: Waste

Questlove, Dan Barber, and more food industry thought leaders joined forces to talk food waste and sustainable agriculture at the Food Tank summit.

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The New American Garden Is Edible

“I created an edible forest,” says Mr. Meyer. He planted a mix of fruit trees—cherry, peach and pear among them—and interspersed perennial flowering shrubs and fruit-producing plants, including blueberry bushes, that also help to feed birds, honeybees and butterflies.

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35+ of the World’s Leading Food System Thinkers Gather at NYU to Tackle Food Waste

The 2nd Annual NYC Food Tank Summit (SOLD OUT) aims to find high-impact solutions to food waste. Dan Barber, Dickie Brennan, J.J. Johnson, Tim Ma, Marion Nestle, Questlove, Roy Steiner, Rhea Suh, Ben Tinker, Haile Thomas, & more among all-star lineup on October 3.

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Do Healthy Diets Protect The Planet? As The U.N. Meets, A Focus On Sustainability

I spoke to Danielle Nierenberg, editor of the book Nourished Planet, which includes ideas aimed at reducing hunger, obesity and food waste, as well as ways to promote more nutrient-dense crops.

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Hospitals are finally starting to care about the food they serve

The New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City ditched deep fryers and hired professional chefs to rework menus to make the food more delicious and more healthful. Langone has also prioritized local foods, antibiotic-free chicken and fresh over frozen foods, when possible, Food Tank reported.

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Food, water, and extreme temperatures worry leaders

Worries over global food and water supply will dominate the World Food Summit in Copenhagen. The BBC’s Victoria Craig reports on how things are made worse with extreme temperatures around the globe – and why rising food prices and pressures on farmers are symptoms.

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Senegalese chef champions the benefits of smart food through social media

Millets and sorghum are rich in micronutrients and yet have been neglected from our diets for a long time, so it was necessary to think of new recipes to transform these Smart Foods into a savory menu. We managed to create some cool recipes, and at the same time communicate the benefits of Smart Food,” says M’Baye.

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Rising CO2 will leave crops—and millions of humans—less healthy

“Many of these foods we’re eating now … we may not be eating in the future,” Danielle Nierenberg president and founder of Food Tank, a nonprofit pushing for equitable changes in the food system, told EHN. “Some of these [crops] won’t be able to withstand high temperatures, flooding.”

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Food waste: Time for action is NOW!

Every second, 66 tonnes of food are either lost or thrown away, according to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group. While this huge amount of food is lost between the farm and the table, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says over ten percent of the world’s population are suffering from chronic undernourishment.

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Are forgotten crops the future of food?

Just four crops—wheat, maize, rice and soybean—provide two-thirds of the world’s food supply. But scientists in Malaysia are trying to change that by reviving crops that have been relegated to the sidelines.

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Women are key to fixing the global food system

If women had the same access to resources as men, they could raise their current yields by 20 to 30 percent—this would lift as many as 150 million people out of hunger. So when considering the global food system crisis, women should be at the top of mind.

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India hunger photo series sparks ‘poverty porn’ backlash online

A third of all food produced worldwide is lost or wasted before it can be eaten, said Danielle Nierenberg, president of the U.S.-based research group Food Tank.

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Meet the brother of Elon Musk, a techno-hippie who wants to revolutionize the way we eat

Kimbal Musk has called himself “the founding father of the modern food movement.”

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For a more sustainable food system, women are key

Food is as important to a culture as language. It’s a tool for communication, a source of social engagement, the foundation for many religious practices, and a platform for human expression. And understanding the culture of food means understanding women’s role in food systems across the world.

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Food rescuers race to battle waste, hunger

52 million tons of food is thrown away annually by individual households, restaurants, groceries, and other places where consumers buy food; 10 million more tons are never harvested from farms, and one million more tons are lost in food processing.

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Valuing the Food System

No one person or organization will be able to fix this food system. Businesses, policymakers, farmers, and, of course, eaters have a responsibility to help protect natural resources, improve social equity, and create a more sustainable food system through more informed decisions and responsible consumption.

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Farmers Look to Artificial Intelligence as Workforce Declines

Can automation revolutionize the future of farming?

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Stakeholders chat food transparency, ‘Slow-growing’ broilers

The future of food, consumer choice, sustainability and the connection farmers and ranchers have with consumers were all topics of discussion on the first day of the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit.

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Danielle Nierenberg. Eating sustainably means buying foods that have a story you can connect to

Danielle Nierenberg, founder of the think tank Food Tank, travels the world meeting people who are revolutionizing the food system. In this interview, she shares some of these eye-opening experiences.

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To fight climate change, policymakers should turn to food

While the current system makes food cheaper and more accessible, the unaccounted for damage on both the environment and human health comes at a far greater cost down the line.

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Food Tank Summit Focuses on the Future of Farming

The conference aimed to tackle issues affecting the younger generation’s interest in agriculture as a viable career.

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A solution to the world’s hunger problem may be right under our feet

Gaining Ground convenes a group of experts to the table for a lively evening panel discussion focused on the connections between soil vitality, food, and hunger relief.

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Organizers Give You 18 Reasons to Attend the Stakeholders Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual Stakeholders Summit helps livestock producers prepare for the future.

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To help the Earth, mindfulness is key

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg asked a provocative question in her piece for Earth Day, urging people to consider how their diet might impact the planet. Being aware of not just what you eat, but also how much you’re eating, matters.

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Farm bill, Harvest Boxes top of mind at Food Tank Summit

The farm bill was central to several discussions at the Food Tank Summit yesterday in Washington, D.C. The theme of the summit, which draws hundreds of food system advocates from around the country, was how to cultivate the next generation of food leaders.

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Transforming the Food We Eat with DowDuPont

Danielle Nierenberg is representing sustainable agriculture at an event hosted by Atlantic magazine titled, “Harvest: Transforming the Food We Eat”

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World bites into food waste issue

Worldwide, actors across the food chain are addressing the issue of food waste.

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Q & A: Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder of Food Tank

Danielle Nierenberg is on a mission to create an open dialogue among food industry stakeholders.

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2017: The Year in Food

Food Tank, the global think tank dedicated to exploring sustainability in food and agriculture, has released an extraordinary compilation of major food stories from 2017.

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Here’s How We Can Conserve Nearly Two Billion Tons of Food Thrown Away Annually

People generally waste too much food every day, but a global network of farmers, businesses and policymakers has a plan to change that.

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Q&A: Danielle Nierenberg Is Spreading the Word on Global Food Issues 

In the food industry, one of the biggest thinker success stories has been Food Tank, a four-year-old think tank co-founded by Danielle Nierenberg.

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Fighting Food Waste during World Food Prize Week

Former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture discuss if food restriction, nutritional education or a combination of the two are needed for people on the SNAP program during the World Food Prize’s Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines.

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This college junior is fighting food waste to help the needy

Maria Rose Belding is a rising junior at American University and in between studying, doing homework and taking tests, she runs a non-profit that helps cut down food waste in 48 states.

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Paris, Trump, and the Food System: Ten Experts Weigh In

Food and farming hasn’t gotten a lot of lip service in the climate change debate, but it should: globally, agriculture, forestry and other land-based industries are responsive for 24 percent of GHG emissions, far more than cars and trucks.

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Nonprofit Food Tank Kicks Off Cardio-Dance Workout ‘Garjana’

The one-hour workout aims to raise money for the nonprofit Food Tank through ticket sales and donations to promote efforts in New York City to reduce and/or eliminate food waste.

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Sustainable Foods Cropping Up

Farm-to-table can be misleading, however. While produce usually comes from a farm of some sort, many of these are corporate farms. And nearly all of our meats come from factory farms, huge industrial operations focusing on efficiency.

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The 30 Faces of the New Healthy

Celebrate the pioneers who define what healthy means now in our food culture, from farmers and chefs to policy wonks and tech entrepreneurs. Researcher and activist Danielle Nierenberg calls attention to the world’s most pressing food issues—hunger, obesity, nutrition…

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A New Book Reminds the Next Generation of Farmers that “Farming Has Always Been A Political Act”

The United States is in an agricultural bind. Farmers are retiring at alarming rates, profits are down, and starting a new small farm takes guts and money.

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EPA Goes Against Its Own Findings and Rejects Ban on Controversial Pesticide

As the world was distracted by the news that the Energy Department’s climate office banned the use of the phrases “climate change”, “emissions reduction”, and “Paris Agreement”…

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“Food is politics”—A celebrity chef calls for foodies to stand up against Trump

This may not be the way to settle a lawsuit with the new US president. José Andrés, the celebrity chef sued by US president Donald Trump after refusing to open a restaurant in his new Washington DC hotel, today called for people—foodies, in particular…

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