Elena Seeley
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Elena Seeley is Food Tank’s Content Coordinator. 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.

Join Food Tank and FAO North America for the 2020 World Food Day Twitter Chat

Food Tank and FAO North America will host a live Twitter chat to discuss how consumers to policymakers businesses can come together to build a stronger, more resilient food system.

Honoring Indigenous Food Systems With A-dae Romero-Briones

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani speaks with the Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems for First Nations Development Institute, A-dae Romero-Briones. They discuss the work First Nations, kincentric ecology and land stewardship, as well as…

Congratulations to the World Food Programme for Nobel Peace Prize!

The U.N. World Food Programme has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for “for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict affected areas.”

How Writers Are Impacting the Food System

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” hear about the authors who are writing about and inspiring change in the food system today. Dani talks with Marion Nestle, Tom Philpott, Hari Pulapaka, and Michael Pollan.

After a Sharp Increase, the Rate of Food Waste May Be Slowing

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dani discusses the consequences of food waste as well as the people and organizations that are working to combat it.

Farm Workers Are Facing Two Crises as Wildfires Burn in the West

On the latest episode of the podcast, featuring conversations with Baldemar Velásquez of FLOC, Teresa Romero of the UFW, and Sonia Singh and Suzanne Adely of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, focuses on farm workers, climate change, and protections for essential workers.

Niman Ranch Event Highlights Resilience vs. Efficiency in the Food System

In the panel “Resilience vs. Efficiency,” moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, author Michael Pollan, Niman Ranch’s Paul Willis, and Tanka’s Bar Dawn Sherman discuss what resilience looks like in the food system today.

Women are Creating Solutions to the Hunger Crisis

Women are disproportionately impacted by natural disasters and public health crises. Despite this, food systems solutions often fail to address gender equity. On the podcast, Dani talks about the essential role women play in building a better food system.

New on the Podcast: Food and Nutrition Educators Find New Ways to Meet Students’ Needs

On this week’s episode of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” hear about the teachers and educational organizations working to ensure that students stay fed and engaged.

More Than a Farmer Network, Niman Ranch Is a Family

In the 20 years since Penny and Dean Janousek became a part of the Niman Ranch network, their commitment to sustainable farming has never wavered.