Emily Payne

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

Nourishing Community Through Art: Estella Scrooge Benefits Food Tank

“Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist” – a modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – premiered this month. Together with Streaming Musicals, the film’s producers are donating a portion of proceeds to support Food Tank.

Has COVID-19 Led to a Plant-Forward Revolution?

Plant-based product sales are on the rise as consumers think more critically about the foods they eat and their role in the food system.

Not All Plant-Based Proteins Are Created Equal

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dan Curtin of Greenleaf Foods and Lightlife Foods discusses the growing demand for healthy plant-based products, the importance of consumer choice, and what it means to be a sustainable business.

10 Myths About Plant-Forward Eating

Learn the truth behind these 10 myths about plant-forward eating.

Native Voices Convene for Food Tank Summit on Indigenous Foods

Food Tank and Arizona State University’s (ASU) “The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways” Summit on January 22, 2020, is convening native voices and food system leaders to help bring Indigenous knowledge to the forefront of conversations on food system transformation.

Preserving Appalachian Biodiversity with Cider Apples

A good cider doesn’t use just one apple variety. “Of course, you need one for the sugar to get alcohol fermentation going, but then you need some acidity, tartness, aroma—it’s like a recipe, and each cider apple gives a little something to the final product.”

Meet the Chef Serving Up Pork Schmaltz in Appalachia

“They talk about New York as a melting pot, but it’s really here, in the mountains,” Virginian Chef Ian Boden says.

The Chef Keeping Appalachian Food for Appalachians

Chef Marion Ohlinger works with local farmers to incorporate native Appalachian crops into his dishes while paying homage to other cuisines.

Strength in Resilience: Niman Ranch Hosts Farm Families in Des Moines

Thee 21st Annual Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Weekend in Des Moines, IA gathered media, chefs, and nonprofits focusing on resilience for farmers.

New York Chefs Compete for Tastiest Upcycled Dish

While chefs presented their creations to a panel of judges, attendees visited eight tasting stations and sipped on Waste Not Welcome Punch, a Finlandia vodka cocktail using upcycled ingredients like grapefruits peels and celery leaf tea.