Colton Fagundes
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Colton Fagundes is a Research & Writing Fellow with Food Tank. He received his masters in Global Environmental Policy from American University where he focused his studies on sustainable development, food sovereignty/justice, and agricultural policy. Colton has worked and volunteered with nonprofits and grassroots organizations on environmental and agricultural issues. 

Eight Innovations Ending Food Loss in the Global South

From solar-powered cold storage to garden waste powered food dehydrators, we highlight eight examples of how innovators are ending food loss in the developing world.

Rethinking Food Packaging May Address the Plastic Crisis

A significant amount of the plastic polluting our environment originates from packaging in the food industry. Now that society is demanding something be done about plastics, companies are rethinking how we can package food.

Preventing Food Loss with Packaging

There is an ongoing revolution in food packaging technologies. Can small-scale farmers take advantage of these advances to reduce post-harvest food loss?

16 Companies Rethinking Packaging

Food packaging provides a variety of conveniences, from extending the shelf life of products to on-the-go meals. But the waste from this packaging is polluting the environment and posing hazards human and animal life. Food Tank highlights 16 food and beverage companies tackling this problem through innovations in their packaging.

Cargill and Heifer International Want There to be a Chicken in Every Pot

The Hatching Hope Initiative is a new collaboration between Heifer International and Cargill. Food Tank spoke with the CEO of Heifer International to find out how convincing more women to raise chickens will sustainably reduce hunger and poverty for 100 million people by 2030.

Making Tropical Agriculture more Resilient and Sustainable

Small-scale farmers in the tropics face many challenges. However, Dr. Ruben Echeverría of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture remains hopeful.

Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Development for Food Security

Paul Newnham discusses his work at SDG2 Advocacy Hub, a platform for stakeholders to discuss and plan for the United Nation’s goal of zero hunger and more sustainable agriculture by 2030.

Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

Dani Nierenberg interviews Karen Karp about how her consulting company focuses on economics and works with diverse stakeholders to develop regional food systems, increase access to healthy foods, and expand sustainable agriculture.

15 Must See Events at Natural Products #ExpoWest 2019

Food Tank is traveling to Anaheim, CA to participate in the Natural Products Expo West 2019—an event that hosts thousands of companies in the natural products industry.