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.

Roots, Resistance, and Reclamation in the Food System

Roots, Resistance, and Reclamation explores how Black women are embracing the roots of African Diasporic food systems, resisting the current food system, and reclaiming food and land.

For a Hog Farmer in Iowa, Staying Small Isn’t Easy

The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.

Tackling the Climate Emergency through Diet Change

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Raphael Podselver of ProVeg International discusses the impact of industrial livestock production on the environment, the challenge of shifting eaters’ diets, and the importance of putting food on the agenda at future global conferences.

Chef Marc Murphy Helps Feed Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing Violence

Working with World Central Kitchen, Chef Marc Murphy is working to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing violence.

“Everyone Who’s an Explorer Has to Consider their Food Supply” Says Dane Gobel

Food and space travel have deeper connections than many might imagine.

“We’ve Broken the System Because We Don’t Ask Very Basic Questions About Where Things Come From,” Niyanta Spelman Says

Panelists call on consumers to ask the right questions about where their food comes from and the impact of agricultural practices on future generations.

“Whether You Produce Food or Not, Food Waste Is Still Your Problem,” Says Niyeti Shah

At the Future of Food @ SXSW, panelists discussed the different types of innovation required to end food waste.

Andrew Zimmern: “I Don’t Understand How Any Politician Can Be Against Feeding Hungry Children”

At the Future of Food @ SXSW Andrew Zimmern discusses the future of the restaurant industry, the need for greater collaboration, and why the best metaphor for the food system is a Mobius strip.

“Companies Have an Essential Role to Play, but Every Lever Has to Be Moving,” Julie Kunen Says

“The market moves things,” says Julie Kunen, and leveraging its potential has the power drive change in the food system. But the private sector can’t do it alone.