Elena Seeley
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Elena Seeley is Food Tank’s Content Director. She earned a BA in Biology from Grinnell College and an MA in Food Studies from New York University, where she focused on food policy and food-based social movements. Elena has worked with food justice nonprofit organizations, including WhyHunger and The People’s Seed, and is passionate about promoting stories to help build a more equitable and sustainable food system.

10 Projects Increasing the Resilience of Urban Food Systems

From La Paz to Mezitli, these cities are home to projects that are nourishing eaters and making food systems more sustainable.

‘Inflamed’ Makes the Case for Deep Medicine

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel unpack how injustice is making the world sick.

NYU Announces Danielle Nierenberg as Scholar-in-Residence

Food Tank’s President will join the Scholar-in-Residence program as part of Steinhardt’s Nutrition and Food Studies department. 

Danone Institute North America Awards US$160,000 to Support Local Food Systems Solutions

Funding will help the winning teams develop, carry out, and evaluate their community-based projects.

Spore and Seed Wants to Do Farming Right

A woman-owned farm in Maryland is working to grow flowers and mushrooms in a way that honors the earth.

New Platform Aims to Elevate the Importance of Sustainable Diets

Food systems leaders emphasize the interconnectedness of food, nutrition, and planetary health.

USDA Announces US$3 Billion Investment to Address the Most Pressing Challenges in the Food System

The package will address drought resiliency, animal health, nutrition, and more.

50 Years Later, ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ Is as Urgent As Ever

Author Frances Moore Lappe reflects on how the food system has changed changed since her revolutionary book was first published in 1971.

New Project Assesses How Aquatic Species Support Sustainable Food Systems

New research provides a scientific foundation that will help decision makers integrate aquatic species into sustainable food systems.

How to Help Louisiana Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Consider supporting these 14 organizations providing hot meals, clean water, and other basic necessities in the wake of the storm.