Alexina Cather
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Alexina Cather works at the New York City Food Policy Center. Alexina completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, where she received a BA in Integrative Biology and a minor in Anthropology. As her interests in food systems and public health grew, she went on to complete an MPH from the University of San Francisco where her research focused on Environmental Health, Food Systems, and Sustainability. Alexina is interested in food justice, increasing access to healthy foods, and urban agriculture.

Hunter College Brings Food as Medicine to the Table

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center will host its inaugural “Food as Medicine Summit — Bringing Everyone to the Table,” on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Women’s Rights in Land Investment Decisionmaking: Interview with Celine Salcedo-La Viña

Celine Salcedo-La Viña, an Associate with the Land and Resource Rights (LRR) project at the World Resources Institute (WRI), authored a recent publication titled “Making Women’s Voices Count in Community Decision-Making On Land Investments.”

The Importance of Agroecology in Sustainable Agriculture, an Interview with Dr. Gliessman

Food Tank spoke with Dr. Steve Gliessman, professor, farmer, and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, about the importance of agroecology in sustainable agriculture.

Engaging Restaurants and Markets to Rebuild a Regional Food System

Betsy Fink has a vision of healthy food grown in a manner that enhances the environment and doesn’t destroy it, which is why she established Millstone Farm.

Funding Needed for Scholarships to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss

The World Preservation Education Foundation is seeking funding to support students and scientists interested in reducing post-harvest losses.

Funding Needed for Scholarships to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss

The World Preservation Education Foundation is seeking funding to support students and scientists interested in reducing post-harvest losses.

Interview with Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer

Simcox hopes to preserve food plant species and varieties that are endangered and increase appreciation for biodiversity by collecting and sharing rare seeds.

How the Philippines is Using a Robot to Plan for Natural Disasters

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization embarked on a drone initiative with the Philippine government to reduce disaster risk in the agriculture sector.

The Green Bronx Machine Grows Organic Citizens

Stephen Ritz and the Green Bronx Machine work to build resilient communities through garden-based education.

Antibiotic Growth Promoters: A Double-edged Sword of Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence

Dr. Byeonghwa Jeon discusses foodborne pathogens and antibiotic resistance with Food Tank.