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.

Increasing Nutrient Density for Resilience

During this session at COP27, nutrient density took center stage, with speakers highlighting solutions to increase access to healthy foods.

Inserting Food and Agriculture into Climate Action Plans

Incorporating food and agriculture systems into the Nationally Determined Contributions provide governments the chance to address their importance before another crisis hits.

Food Systems Leaders Call for Recognition of the True Value of Food

“I don’t think we value the food enough,” says Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director in the Climate and Environment Division at the FAO. “We don’t value the soil enough. We don’t value the ecosystems in general enough.”

Investing in Plant-Based Innovation for a Better Food System

What will emerging plant-based products mean for the future of the meat sector?

Join Food Tank at the U.N. Climate Change Conference

At COP27, Food Tank is co-curating programming to bring together an inspiring group of changemakers working to ensure that food and agriculture systems are seen as a key part of the solution to the climate crisis.

How Activist-Minded Chefs Can Drive Policy Change

Guided by support and training, chefs are pushing for better policies that will help themselves, their industry, and food systems as a whole.

Looking Ahead to More Resilient, Nourishing, and Equitable Food Systems

On World Food Day, food systems leaders point to the power of policy change, labor organizing, and research to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Patagonia Founder Gives Company Away to Fight the Climate Crisis

Funds that are not re-invested into the company will help to protect biodiversity and communities. 

Telling the Stories that Don’t Always ‘Make it on the Map’

An Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, Dr. Ashanté Reese talks about the power of empathy, uplifting stories that aren’t always told, and the people pushing against anti-blackness in their everyday lives.

Inspiring the Next Generation on Sankofa Farms

Sankofa Farms Agricultural Academy is helping young Black students connect more deeply with the food system while equipping them with career readiness skills and helping them envision new paths for their futures.

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