Growing an Agricultural Revolution in Puerto Rico

Today marks 100 days since Hurricane Maria made landfall, and Puerto Rico is still importing 95 percent of its food. It’s time to talk about the island’s right to food security by way of food sovereignty.

Pasta Advisory Council Helps Eaters Tailor Pasta Portion Sizes

In response to recent research confirming that very few Americans consume pasta in the healthiest ways, The Barilla Group has released a new portion reference guide to help eaters unlock the health benefits of the Italian staple. When prepared in the right ways, pasta can be a central component of a healthy diet, but American restaurants on average serve portions 480 percent larger than nutritionists recommend.

Jayson Lusk Works to Reframe Food Debates with Data

Food Tank sat down with Dr. Jayson Lusk, the Head of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, to talk about controversies, data, and economics. He is working to reframe major facets of the food discussion by making sure that arguments are underpinned by solid data.

118 Organizations to Watch in 2018

2017 was an exciting year for Food Tank, and we’re looking forward to more progress and sharing more interesting food and agriculture stories in 2018! Here’s a look at some of the organizations we think we’ll be talking more about.

The Root Café is Tackling Food Waste

Interested in turning your food waste into tasty meals? We spoke with The Root Café of Little Rock, Arkansas to show you how to use your food waste and to find out more about their restaurant!

The Ghosts of Feasts Past: How to Reduce Food Waste

Americans waste more than 165 million kilograms (364 million pounds) of food every day but two-thirds of residential food waste in the United States is edible. Meanwhile, 1 in 8 people in the U.S. do not have regular access to food.

Crop One Holding: “Growing More, Using Less” through Indoor Vertical Farming

Sonia Lo of Crop One Holding discusses the beginnings of the vertical farming company,its goals, its future, and its ‘Beyond Organic’ label.

How Wine is Closed Shouldn’t Be A Guessing Game

Overall wine sales are 67% higher in the week leading up to Christmas compared to an average week and consumers should know more about how their wine is closed and how a simple neck hanger that outlines the environmental benefits of cork forests can promote transparency, sustainability, and awareness.

Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life Program Promises Farmers a Sweeter Deal

The world’s largest chocolate company sets the standard for corporate sustainability in food, targeting 100-percent sustainably-sourced cocoa.

Remembering Calestous Juma: Scholar and Champion of Innovation

Scholar, advocate, and trusted advisor Dr. Calestous Juma wrote extensively on the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial intelligence, and politics. At his death, he was a beloved faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School.