Emily Payne

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Emily is Food Tank’s Editor and a writer focusing on food, agriculture, environment, and health (and the intersection of them all). Currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

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…

Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit 2017: Get 20-Percent off Tickets

The 2017 Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit will bring together hundreds of business leaders, academics, investors, policymakers, and agricultural experts to discuss innovation from farm to table, where food and technology meet, in Milano, Italy, from May 8 to 11, 2017. The Summit…

Future Food-Tech is Returning to New York City

Investors, start-ups, technology companies, and food and ingredients manufacturers will convene to develop solutions to meet the global food challenge during the two-day event.

Apply to the Food Sustainability Media Award

Launched by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the award will recognize journalists from around the world who have focused their reporting on topics relating to food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition.

Edible Communities Celebrates Its 15-Year Anniversary

Edible Communities, the largest media company exclusively devoted to the local good food movement, is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this Spring.