Emily Payne

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Emily is Editor for Food Tank and a food and agriculture writer. She graduated from Boston University and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Smart Kitchen Summit Explores the Future of Food, Cooking, and the Kitchen

The third annual Smart Kitchen Summit will be held on October 10 and 11, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. The Summit aims to gather leaders in the home appliance, culinary, grocery, smart home, and technology industries to discuss the future of food, cooking, and the kitchen. 

Which Country is the Most Sustainable?

The Food Sustainability Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation, ranks countries on food system sustainability based off of three pillars: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges.

Food Tank’s Sold-Out NYC Summit on Food Waste

Food Tank, in partnership with Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) and with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and The Fink Family Foundation, will present a one-day summit on September 13, 2017, at the WNYC Greene Space in New York City.

Watch: Danielle Nierenberg on Outliers in Global Impact—Ingredients for Success

Danielle Nierenberg spoke on Outliers in Global Impact, a fast-paced panel discussion at the Stockholm EAT Forum 2017. The session was followed by an interactive question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. Alessandro Demaio. Panelists included Dr. Florence Egal, Tristram Stuart, Danielle Nierenberg,…

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina Wins the 2017 World Food Prize

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, was announced as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Digital Summit: Creating Effective E-Commerce Strategies for Healthy Brands

The New Hope Network is holding a digital summit on June 14, 2017 to help healthy lifestyle brands and businesses develop and improve their e-commerce strategies.

The World’s Smallest Garden is Created in New York City

Nate Littlewood and Rob Elliott have created The World’s Smallest Garden, a device which turns an empty bottle into a hydroponic garden. After meeting at Columbia University in early 2016, the co-founders combined their skills in business and food growing…

Deadline Approaching for Food Sustainability Media Award Applications

Applications are now open for the Food Sustainability Media Award, which aims increase the public’s awareness of food sustainability issues worldwide, find solutions, and encourage action. Launched by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and the Thomson Reuters…

Ross Fraser: “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to hunger”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 42 million people, including 13 million children, in the United States were food insecure in 2015. While food insecurity rates have been declining since 2009, the last year of the Great Recession, food insecurity…

Documentary to Highlight Those Finding Solutions to Hunger, Poverty, Landlessness

A documentary film adapted from the book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé launched on Kickstarter in May 2017. Fifteen years after the book’s original publication in 2002, Luis Medina, a…