Emily Payne

Editor

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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.

Philanthropy’s Role in the Climate Emergency: “Transformation means challenging the status quo”

Philanthropy spends billions on issue areas that are implicitly connected to food systems, yet food issues are seldom explicitly addressed in funding strategies.

“Food Can Be the Linchpin for Change” Across Global Issues

While global forums have recently put a heavier focus on important topics like regenerative agriculture and food waste, healthy and sustainable diets are often left off the table.

Climate Goals Require “Radical Action” from Food and Beverage Businesses

Because of their immense power, food and beverage companies can help support governments and civil society to achieve major climate goals—or, they can do the opposite.

Local Government Leaders Sign the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration at COP26

Participants called upon world leaders to recognize that local governments and communities are critical leaders in food systems sustainability.

Beyond Humane: Raising Pigs to “Express Their Piggyness” at Pastvina Acres

David and Christy Borrowman knew their farm needed to be different from the ones they grew up with.

First Major U.S. Food Services Company Aiming to Halve Food Waste by 2024

Leveraging the power of technology, the company is hoping to shift behaviors in professional kitchens.

For a Sustainable Hog Farmer, “There’s Not One Right Way of Farming”

This family farmer believes that all farms can work on implementing practices that support healthy environments.

Meat Sector Solutions Must Be Inclusive: “Food Systems Touch All People”

A white paper focuses on a systems-based approach to promote a more sustainable meat sector.

The Post-COVID Hospitality Industry: “Crisis Creates Opportunities”

Challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic provided new opportunities for businesses to become more sustainable.

Finding the “Missing Piece of the Puzzle” for a Sustainable Hog Farmer

After joining a network of small farmers and ranchers, Shaun Miller found the resources he needed to build a sustainable farming business.