Brian Frederick

Editorial & Membership Manager

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Brian Frederick is the Editorial & Membership Manager at Food Tank, previously serving as the Content & Membership Coordinator, a Research & Communications Fellow, and an Intern. He received a dual-B.S. in Chemistry/Biomolecular Science and an M.S. in Chemistry from Clarkson University, as well as an M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. Brian worked in academia, nonprofit research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies researching biofuels, cancer, and immune health for over a decade before joining Food Tank. Lastly, he is an avid traveler and loves the outdoors.

“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.

Developing Sustainable Soils at Global Soil Week Conference

The 5th Global Soil Week will convene more than 200 experts, policymakers, and civil society representatives to discuss the urgency for investing in sustainable land management.

How to Create a Sustainable Future

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, an annual event from the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), is currently live streaming. Topics include the relationship between hunger and obesity, proper use of natural resources, reducing food waste, promoting sustainable diets, the environmental impact of agriculture, and the effects of climate change.

People Care When They See the Cost: Evaluating Food Systems

Pavan Sukhdev is the Founder-CEO of a sustainability consultancy group and is on the Steering Committee for TEEBAgriFood’s groundbreaking report on a new framework for valuing and changing our food system.

Supporting Organic Agriculture “is truly putting America first”

Mendenhall is a farmer and advocate. OFA, sponsored by the Rodale Institute, works to build and support the organic farmer movement and national policy platform in the United States.

Food System Framework “Forces you to avoid silo thinking”

Dr. Hussain’s work focuses on the economics of ecosystems and the environment. In this interview, he discusses a new, ground-breaking report from TEEBAgriFood that outlines a novel, holistic approach to examining our food system.

“Sustainable Agriculture and Healthy Food Consumption Behaviors Go Together”

Pretty is on the Steering Committee for a new report from TEEB AgriFood. This report addresses how to evaluate our food system in the context of agriculture, ecology, and human health on a global level.

Zhang: We Must “Understand the ‘entirety’ of the [food] system”

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on ecosystem services, agriculture, and the environment. In the new TEEB AgriFood report, she makes the case for why systems thinking is needed to understand our food system.

How Soil can Improve Food Security While Combating Climate Change

Dr. Kristine Nichols is a Soil Microbiologist. Her research focuses on the microbes living in soil and how to make soil more productive.

Integrating Livestock into Crop Rotation

Duffield and is integrating livestock into crop rotations and helps aspiring and transitioning farmers by drawing on more than 20 years of farming experience and a background in teaching.