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.

The Pandemic Transformed Contract Catering into a New Diverse Sector

The pandemic disrupted the food service industry. Some sectors learned to become more agile.

Lessons From a Young Farmer: “We Need to Be Open to Other Ways of Cultivating the Land”

Ty Schmidt hopes to inspire his peers to farm with future generations in mind.

On Sperfslage Farm, Success Means Preserving a Way of Living

Cousins Mark and Mikeal Sperfslage are working to promote sustainable livestock practices while narrowing the gap between eaters and farmers.

Advocating for Family Farmers: “Spend Just One Day with Me on the Farm”

Darby Knoll wants everyone to see the passion and care farmers show their animals and the land they tend.

Environmental Groups Back Rep. Andy Levin for Labor Secretary

Environmental groups announce their support for Rep. Andy Levin (D-Michigan) as President-Elect Joe Biden’s Labor Secretary, recognizing him as coalition builder and champion for the environment.

Bridging the Gap Between the Plant-Based Protein and Meat Industries

The meat and plant-based protein industries do not have to be opponents. Rather, each can learn lessons from the other to help reduce companies’ carbon footprint and develop healthier products.

Innovating for the Future of Plant-Based Protein

Through low-tech solutions and natural processes, food companies like Lightlife are developing plant-based proteins that are good for consumers and the planet.

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.