Accelerating the Local Food Industry

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” We bring you to a recent Food Tank Live event at The Hatchery in Chicago. Journalist Dawn Reiss sat down with Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago…

Visualizing the Global Plastic Crisis

In a new Plastic Atlas, the extent of plastic’s global pollution is so vast, no one can avoid it; what would take to make a “zero waste” future

20 Heroines Revolutionizing Food Activism to Improve the Planet

Twenty female food activists from around the world aim to improve the global food system on International Women’s Day 2020.

The Impact of Food on Economic Development

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

Largest Seed Deposit in a Decade at Svalbard Global Seed Vault Celebrates Diversity

The seed count at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault mounted 1 million with contributions from the Cherokee Nation and more first-time donors.

Opinion | Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees

The Save the Bees movement should really be “Save the Flowers.” There are many more wild bee species than most people realize, says Deborah Hill.

Opinion | The Last Crop Before the Desert

Breeders from ICARDA are using a crop’s wild cousins to develop barley varieties that can survive on the fringes of the desert.

A New Global Foresight Tool Hopes to Predict the Future of Agriculture

IFPRI has created a new tool that encourages policymakers to use foresight analysis to predict policy implications that ensure a sustainable food system.

North Carolina Group Aims to Promote Local Food

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture aims to cultivate a connection between local farming and the community with a grassroots, feminist spirit.

Supporting Organic Farms at the Market and the Bank

Raya Carr, Events Coordinator and Shepherdess at Mint Creek Farms, shares new ways that we as consumers and investors can support local organic farmers, and those who want to start their own farms.