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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 Artifical 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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