Danielle Nierenberg
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Danielle Nierenberg is President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has written extensively on gender and population, the spread of factory farming in the developing world and innovations in sustainable agriculture.

119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

2018 was a great year for Food Tank, but 2019 will be even better! Check out the 119 organizations we’re excited to grow alongside in the coming year.

Let’s Look Forward Together: Food Tank in 2019

The good food movement is explosively growing: we’ve come up with big plans for 2019 to try to keep up with the worldwide energy building a better food system.

12 Children’s Books to Grow Future Food Leaders

Children’s books are a great way to start critical conversations and reflections about food, community, and the environment: check out Food Tank’s 12 picks for the holiday season.

Taste the Revolution: 18 Cookbooks for Building a Diverse and Just Food System

Food Tank knows that representation matters. Our team put together this cookbook list to serve not only as inspiration in the kitchen but to combat social injustices through supporting queer and POC authors.

World Soil Day: Soil Health is Key to Environmental and Human Health

“Land and soils constitute the foundation for sustainable agricultural development, essential ecosystem functions, and food security,” according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “They are key to sustaining life on Earth.”

Matching Support This #GivingTuesday to Fuel Food Tank

With a reach of more than 1 million people, Food Tank spotlights environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. More than half of our research budget comes from individual donations like yours—so that we don’t need to offer advertising and our reporting can remain completely non-biased.

Dear Norman Rockwell: The American Thanksgiving is Changing

Americans are turning away from conventionally raised turkeys, instead featuring sustainably raised turkeys or plant-based alternatives at the center of their Thanksgiving feasts.

World Diabetes Day: The Food System and Human Health

“We must link the health of people with the health of the planet, and we can only ensure long-term food security if our food systems don’t destroy the basis of food production,” says Alexander Müller, study leader for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food (TEEBAgriFood).

Food For Thought, 25 Organizations Growing Change

As we countdown to the November 14th Food Tank Summit, we highlight 25 organizations in San Diego building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.

Controlling Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The control over food often signifies power over others. While women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force worldwide, they retain little control over their lives. With more resources, female farmers have the potential to regain this control while bringing millions out of hunger.