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.

Remembering Calestous Juma: Scholar and Champion of Innovation

Scholar, advocate, and trusted advisor Dr. Calestous Juma wrote extensively on the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial intelligence, and politics. At his death, he was a beloved faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School.

A Year in Review: 2017 Food and Agriculture News

We witnessed a monumental shift in global politics, a series of natural disasters, and indications of growing malnutrition and obesity. And yet the signs of a growing movement for food security, justice, and sustainability are everywhere.

Barilla Launches Food Innovation Hub and Venture Fund

Blu1877 seeks seed-level investments in products related to bakery goods, pasta, fruit-based product, condiments, sustainable and Mediterranean diets, and meal solutions. Companies will have access to Barilla’s pilot plant and virtual network.

Gardens are emblems of resistance: Interview with Slow Food International Vice President

Mukiibi: “Local food traditions are very important in ensuring sustainable diets and creating resilience to climate change in many different communities.”

Webinar: The Human Face of Trade and Food Security

The report examines the evolution of agricultural markets, global trade, and value chains and how smallholder farmers interact with the food system. Webinar will include a panel discussion of the report.

BCFN Award Recognizes Young Food System Researchers

This year’s winners are researching food security and interventions to improve mother/child health in Lebanon and integrated pest management to lower negative rice production impacts.

Storytelling Contest Open: Win Trip to Alaska

Planet Forward, in partnership with the eco-tourism company Lindblad Expeditions, is accepting applications for its fourth annual Storyfest Award. Grand Prize is a trip aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion to explore the Alaskan Inside Passage in June 2018.

Bananageddon Film Examines How to Save America’s Favorite Fruit

America’s favorite fresh fruit, bananas, face extinction as we know them. New documentary examines how a shift in agriculture can save bananas and the workers who produce them.

“Thousands of young people ready to build new farms”

The number of American farmers is decreasing and their average age is increasing. This report examines obstacles young farmers face and suggests policies to ensure the future of American agriculture.

CIAT: “Soils are the basis of all food production”

CIAT, The Nature Conservancy, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences examined global soil samples and developed sequestration potential maps that can assist in developing mitigation strategies for reaching the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.