Op-Ed: The 2021 Food Systems Summit Has Started on the Wrong Foot – But it Could Still Be Transformational

The opaque process leading up to the Food Systems Summit has fueled concerns that it will in fact ignore the growing consensus on how to fix food systems, and ignore those who are already fixing them,” write Olivier De Schutter and Olivia Yambi, co-chairs of IPES-Food.

A Note on Food Tank’s Exciting Plans to Convene Virtually As We Stay Healthy At Home

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg will conduct live interviews with incredible guests every day, allowing us to continue talking and asking questions about the food system while we stay safe at home.

Canada’s Agriculture Industry Expected To Receive Three Billion Canadian Dollars

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year federal, provincial, and territorial project to invest three billion dollars into Canada’s agriculture sector.

Being Healthy Isn’t a Fad (especially in the face of COVID-19), says Katz

Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, about eating healthy by staying away from diet fads. He also touches on COVID-19, and gives us some reassuring perspective.

General Mills Launches Regenerative Wheat Farming Pilot in Kansas

General Mills launches a regenerative wheat farming pilot program to train farmers on regenerative practices and encourage 1 million acres by 2030

Food System Vision Prize Announces 79 Semi-Finalists

The Food System Vision Prize announces 79 semi-finalists with ideas of bold transformation in the food system.

Helping Local Farmers in Madagascar Create Sustainable (And Profitable) Businesses

Dani Nierenberg chats with Tim McCollum, founder and CEO of Beyond Good, an organic chocolate company that exclusively sources cacao from local farmers in Madagascar and Uganda.

Restaurant Welcomes Refugees With Free Culinary Program

Emma’s Torch works to empower refugees by establishing a culinary program that prepares them for jobs in the culinary industry.

The Amazon Is Approaching its “Tipping Point,” Scientists Say

As deforestation and wildfires sweep across the Amazon rainforest, imminent destruction of world’s largest rainforest is on the horizon, claim rainforest experts Dr. Thomas Lovejoy and Dr. Carlos Nobre.

How Columbia University May Play a Role in the “Food Gentrification” of West Harlem

Since the 1980s, West Harlem has been experiencing rapid gentrification. Columbia University may be contributing to the community’s changes, especially to its food landscape.