Emily Payne

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Emily is Food Tank’s Editor. She writes about the intersection of food, agriculture, health, and climate. Based in Denver, Colorado.

Transformative change cannot be done alone, says filmmaker Raj Patel

“Collectively, we have to get with the idea that we’re living on the same planet as everybody else, and we can’t go around trashing it,” says Patel.

“Agriculture is where nature and culture meet,” says pioneering artist and chef Jim Denevan

Denevan’s creations are a practice in the ever-changing, temporal nature of life, as well as the interconnection of all eaters. Both his art and dinners emphasize​​ the need for collaboration between eaters and the environment.

A-dae Romero-Briones: “We have to recognize that we are all living, breathing stories”

Filmmakers need to have experience in philanthropy and an established network to tell these types of stories, says Director Sanjay Rawal, and this means that “the right people to tell the stories usually aren’t the ones telling the stories.”

“To help the planet and the Earth, it’s all about connection,” says Adrian Grenier

Grenier’s new documentary series Earth Speed aims to show how both personal development and environmental innovations can contribute to a better world by connecting viewers to stories of the land.

Good for plate and planet: “The future has to be delicious”

According to Kamine, “if one out of every five pieces of chicken that we all ate was a Do Good Chicken, we’d solve food waste in the next five years.”

Starbucks employees forming a union: Working conditions are “putting all of us in danger”

Some of the Memphis 7 members’ grandparents marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., during the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike. “Now, it’s picking up where they left off.”

Vital Farms: “We’re aligned around something much bigger than selling eggs”

At the Future of Food @ SXSW, Jennifer Gregg says companies need to ask what crew members need and rally behind it, rather than telling them what they need.

The Next Generation of Hog Farming: “I’d Rather Be the Best Farmer than the Biggest Farmer”

Carlson Family Farm gives their hogs plenty of time outdoors so they have the freedom to move and express their natural habits.

How Behavioral Science Can Help Mitigate Food Waste

Through behavioral nudges and technology, a resort and entertainment company is working to cut plate waste in employee dining areas by 35 percent.

Learning a New Way of Farming: “There’s Never a Dull Moment”

Since changing their livestock practices, farmers Benjamin and Bryanna Harner say it is rewarding to see happier, calmer pigs.