Emily Payne

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

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.

Breaking Down Silos and Amplifying Young Voices at Eat4Change

On November 8, UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) attendees including national-level stakeholders and civil society groups gathered at the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland for Eat4Change, a dinner to celebrate the power of food to transform people and planet.…

Food Security Policy Must Consider Local Context: “Climate Change and Poverty Are Inherently Sexist”

Climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on global food security, and these impacts are falling disproportionately on women.

Healthy and Sustainable Diets Are Critical to Reaching 1.5°C Climate Goal

Even if all other sectors decarbonize completely, carbon emissions from food systems alone would use nearly all of the emissions budget for both 1.5°C and 2°C goals.

The “Runaway Train” Rush to Plant Trees Ignores a Critical Global Ecosystem

Grasslands and savannahs represent some of the world’s richest and most diverse land areas, yet the importance of these ecosystems has long been ignored.

What Does a Just Transition Look Like for the Meat Sector?

Especially in the last decade, the discourse surrounding the meat sector often oversimplifies a complex ecosystem down to good actors versus bad actors.

Regaining Power Through Food: Food System Vision Prize Winners Showcased at COP26

Taking these projects from vision to reality means bringing food systems to the forefront of global conversations surrounding climate.

True Cost Accounting to Drive “the Biggest Change in Farming Since the Industrial Revolution”

The global population consumes about US$9 trillion of food each year, but the external cost of that food is more than double that—US$19.8 trillion.

“The Ants and the Grasshopper” Shows How Denial Can Be a Win for Activists

The film shows how the fight for climate action will also be a battle for food sovereignty, racial justice, and gender equality around the world through the narrative of Anita Chitaya, a small farmer and local leader in the village of Bwabwa, Malawi.