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.

How to Meet Rice Demand more Adequately, Equitably, and Sustainably

SRI can reduce water requirements, increase land productivity, and buffer against the impacts of climate change while reducing reliance on artificial inputs, like pesticides and artificial fertilizer.

Beyond Organic: Interview with Jeff Moyer

For decades, Moyer has helped develop new techniques and invent new tools to support organic methods. Food Tank had the opportunity to talk with him about organic farming and the future of agriculture.

In West Africa, “Customers prefer the local guinea fowl”

Up to 80 percent of the agricultural GDP in developing countries comes from livestock. Farmers often raise indigenous breeds, managing herds both to maintain diversity and to support community livelihoods.

Demand-driven Innovation for the Drylands to “deliver better nutrition for you and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers”

ICRISAT’s goals are to improve food availability and rural livelihoods in drought-prone areas by combining crop commodity research with natural resource management practices. Bergvinson leads its strategic development and is an expert in international agriculture research for development.

Antanitis: “Veterans are able to help the farmer who wants to retire”

Antanitis is a farmer, healthcare professional, and veteran with a passion for helping others and providing opportunities within organic agriculture.

We Must Transition to Diversified Agroecological Systems

Nick Jacobs, a specialist in agri-food, trade, and development policies, discusses IPES-Food’s recent report, entitled Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus, and how to change the global food system.

Baking Bread with Cassava Creates Resilience

Research organizations are working with local farmers and bakers to incorporate cassava flour into bread, with significant positive impacts for whole regions.

Changing Women’s Lives in Ivory Coast

In West Africa where the percentage of women in poverty is growing, new technologies and crop varieties developed by the region’s leading researchers bring new opportunities for women and youths in terms of food and livelihood security.

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg to Visit West Africa

A meeting with officials of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is central to Nierenberg’s visit.

Food and Agriculture: The Cause of and Solution for Climate Change

Dickinson helps healthy product innovations grow in natural and mass markets while trying to inspire and facilitate action on climate change through the Climate Collaborative.