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.

Kathleen Merrigan on Food and Farming in U.S. and the Future of the Country’s Agricultural System

Kathleen Merrigan, Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about the need to support rural communities, young farmers, and the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a new administration.

The Future of Sustainable Food Production Requires Combining Traditional and Tech, says Amanda Little

The food system is fragile, but it is possible can make it stronger and more resilient by combining traditional farming and new technology, according to journalist Amanda Little.

Multigenerational Farming on Mineral Valley Farms

Farmer Brendan Kleiboeker reflects on his experience as a 6th generation farmer, his commitment to farming and agriculture, and the ways that Niman Ranch supports him and his farm.

Watch Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork

Watch the full Summit “Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork” hosted by Food Tank and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition.

How Do We Transition to a More Sustainable Food System?

In advance of the “Resetting the Food System” Summit co-hosted by the Barilla Foundation and and Food Tank, 30+ speakers shared what it will take to transition to a more sustainable food system.

Watch “The Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants”

Food Tank and Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center recently hosted The Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants. Watch the full event now and learn from some of the top chefs as they discuss the ways the pandemic is impacting the restaurant industry.

Bigger Is Not Always Better: Farming and Sustainability with Niman Ranch

A Niman Ranch farmer for 20 years, Dale Koestler explains what the network means to him and how it has allowed him to continue his sustainable practices even as the farming landscape changes around him.

What Are the Implications of the Election Results on the Food Movement?

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dani and Katherine Miller of Table 81 moderate a panel discussing the results of the election.

How the 2020 Election Will Impact Food, Agriculture, and Labor in the U.S.

Local elections and ballot measures in the 2020 election have implications for policies in food, agriculture, and labor policies in the United States.

Lineup Announcement: Food Tank’s Virtual Summit

On December 1, Food Tank, in partnership with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, we will host our virtual summit “Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork.”