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.

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.

Tracey Ryder, Edible Communities Co-Founder, Reflects on 15 Years of Local Food Coverage

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

Lauren Baker: “Make transparent the true cost of food”

Lauren Baker of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food spoke at the Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit, “Investing in Discovery,” which was held in collaboration with Tufts University and Oxfam America on April 1, 2017.

Jane Maland Cady: “Grow something that you can eat and eat it”

Jane Maland Cady, PhD, is hosting a free Food Tank webinar entitled “Research for Resilience: How Farmer Centered Research Powers Ecological Solutions” on April 12, 2017, at 12pm EST.

Watch: Food Tank’s Boston Summit

Food Tank was in Boston, Massachusetts, bringing a wide range of voices together—farmers, eaters, businesses, policymakers, academics, youth, funders, media, and civil society—to have uncomfortable conversations that will help make the food system better for all. We had more than 35 amazing…

Food System Leaders Gather in Brooklyn to Benefit Change Food

Fifty-five attendees gathered for a mini-gala dinner on March 27 to raise money for Change Food, an organization which strives to create a healthy food system for all.