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.

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.

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.

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