Castanea Fellows Rethink Justice in Food and Economy

The new fellow cohort from the Castanea Fellowship will confront the transformations needed to reintegrate equity and justice into the food system, in urban, rural, and tribal communities.

Meat in the Middle: Blended Options Join Eaters in Sustainability

New options on grocery store shelves nationwide this summer remind eaters that flexitarian diets can help even committed meat-eaters limit their impact on the environment.

Opinion | France’s Ban on Food Waste Three Years Later

France became the first country to pass a national regulation specifically against food waste in 2016, prompting conversation in the United States: can we, or should we, implement a similar policy here?

Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

Creating Partnerships in Tokyo is Key to Effective Government Food Initiatives

Dr. Naoki Kondo, a social epidemiologist, talks about the Vegi-tabe Life Project implemented for promoting vegetable consumption of Adachi Ward residents in Tokyo, Japan, while emphasizing that creating partnerships is crucial for better results.

A Boom in Fish Feed Production in Nigeria

Fish feed production is an example of how collaboration between public and private organizations can have positive effects while promoting self-sufficiency.

FoodShot Prize Invests in the Future of Food and Soil

The FoodShot Prize gives support to the most innovative ideas for feeding 10 billion people by 2050 healthfully, sustainably, and equitably; this years’ winners focus on enhancing agronomy.

The Trick to Better Chickens: Honoring Their Ancestry, Says Wadiak

CEO of Cooks Venture Matt Wadiak talks about what even cautious eaters don’t know about how their chickens are raised and the potential for happier, more nutrient-dense chickens through better raising practices.

23 Restaurants Giving At-Risk Youth an Opportunity to Succeed

One in five adolescents in New Orleans are neither working nor enrolled in school. Café Reconcile, and 23 similar restaurants worldwide, is creating opportunities in the kitchens through culinary and life skill training programs.

“Startups are pushing big companies to think outside the box”

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg moderated a discussion on ways to create sustainability in the food system, consumer habits around snacking, and if businesses can be kind to the planet while still producing delicious foods.