Amy Martin
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Amy Martin is a freelance public relations strategist and intern at FoodTank. She previously worked as an associate at Keybridge Communications, a public relations firm in Washington, DC, where she wrote, edited, and led earned media campaigns. Prior to Keybridge, Amy received her BA in English and American Literatures at Middlebury College.

20 Organizations Diverting Food Waste to Provide Meals for People in Need

Groups across the globe are finding innovative ways to recover and redistribute surplus food.

USDA Proposal Aims to Loosen School Nutrition Standards

A proposed rule by the USDA will reintroduce 1 percent chocolate milk, cut in half whole grain serving requirements, and relax sodium restrictions.

DC Offers Another Round of Relief to Restaurants

Mayor Muriel Bowser will award up to 700 grants to DC’s hardest-hit restaurants.

Most Americans Have Roundup in Their Bodies. Researchers Say One Week of Eating Organic Can Help.

A new study finds that just one week of organic eating can reduce pesticide levels in the body by an average of 60 percent.

Food Insecurity Increasingly Tied to Obesity in the United States

A recent study finds the correlation between obesity and food insecurity has doubled over the last two decades in the United States.

Tech Startup iFarm Raises US$4 Million to Expand Do-It-Yourself Urban Farms

Automated farming systems enable customers to start farms with little to no knowledge of agriculture.

A Veggie Burger Is Still a Burger, Says EU

Meat or not—the global meat substitute market is expected to rake in $8.1 billion by 2026.

College Students Recycle Waste into Sustainable Fertilizer for Rural Farmers

Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.

Women Excluded from COVID-19 Hunger Crisis Relief, Report Shows

Among the COVID-19 relief plans CARE reviewed, 34 documents ignored women and girls entirely. Just five proposed actions to address gender inequality.

Study Says Wild Crops Can Bolster Food Access in Arid Climates

A recent study suggests reintroducing wild crops to bolster food security, restore local ecosystems, and improve community health in desert regions.