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.

Research Raises Concerns for Pregnancy Complications from Pesticide Exposure

Researchers discover a correlation between glyphosate pesticide exposure during pregnancy and complications including low birth weight, raising another health concern for the world’s most commonly used and increasingly controversial pesticide.

Chefs and Restaurants in Defense of Bees

A new alliance of chefs and restaurants hopes to educate the public about the importance of bees for providing most of our food and to advocate for their protection.

Improving Health and the Planet by Reducing Meat Consumption

The Reducetarian Foundation hopes to unite vegans, vegetarians, and everyone willing to decrease the amount of meat they eat, in order to improve health, the planet, and animal welfare.

Trials and Tips for Southwest Gardening

Gardening is difficult in the Southwest United States. Many areas have poor soil and water is limited. Community gardens can help you grow organic food while overcoming these obstacles.

Crete Cook Cultivates Sustainable Sanctuaries

Interview with Nikki Rose, Founder and Director of Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries, about the influences of history and traditions on nutrition, sustainability, and biodiversity.

Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

Severe food insecurity and humanitarian crises in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria are reported by United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien after visiting the affected areas. Described as worst in U.N. history.

South Sudanese Fighting Famine

The United Nations declares famine in South Sudan—42 percent of population requires immediate aid—and requests US$4.4 billion to avoid catastrophe.

Meat and Dairy Industries Damage Climate

Interview with GRAIN, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, about a downside to the meat and dairy industries—more greenhouse gas emissions than all transportation combined—and what you can do about it.

The New ABCs of Medical School: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Cooking

By combining medical knowledge with culinary skills, Tulane and other medical schools hope to provide physicians with enhanced nutrition training to improve patient health.

Historic Endangered Species Listing Threatened by New Administration

The historic listing of the first endangered bee species provides hope for conservation while a Trump Administration regulation freeze casts doubt on implementation.