Jared Kaufman

Research and Writing Intern

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Jared Kaufman is a research and writing intern for Food Tank. A Minneapolis native, he’s currently working toward degrees in magazine journalism and international studies at the University of Missouri. He’s especially interested in food and public health reporting, and has worked at a variety of magazines, newspapers, public relations offices, and strategic communication firms.

Jared enjoys travelling and biking, and at any given moment, he’s probably eating, cooking, reading or writing about food, or wishing he was doing one of those things.

GREEN Foundation is Reversing Negative Effects of the Green Revolution

The Green Revolution promoted industrialized growing of high-yield crops to prevent hunger. In India, though, this destroyed biodiversity. Now, the GREEN Foundation is working to restore indigenous farming there.

Meet the Minneapolis Cider Maker Tackling Food Waste by Crowdsourcing His Apples

Urban Forage, a cider house in Minneapolis, picked 16,000 pounds of apples that would’ve been wasted last year, and used them to make their sustainable apple cider.

Food Network Chef Justin Warner Talks Food System, Sustainability, Tiny Cabbage

Food Tank talks with Food Network chef Justin Warner about sustainability, cooking around the world, and how Food Network avoids wasting ingredients.

Farmers Claim Drift Problems Persist After Two States Banned Herbicide Dicamba

Farmers in nearly a dozen states are complaining about dicamba, the primary ingredient of a new Monsanto herbicide, blowing into their fields and allegedly ruining their crops.

Conservationist Danielle Fox: Without Monarch Butterflies, “We Really Are in Bad Shape”

Food Tank spoke with Danielle Fox, the community conservationist for the city of Columbia, Missouri, to get her take on what we can do to save monarch butterflies and why it’s worth doing.

Sombra Mezcal Founder Richard Betts Talks Sustainable Alcohol Distillation

Richard Betts, founder of the sustainable Sombra Mezcal distillery: “Food and drink unite and enliven us, and mezcal is an especially exuberant spirit.”

Trump’s Regulatory Rollback Could Reshape the Food System

President Trump’s budget proposal cuts SNAP and farmers’ insurance, and he’s talked about rolling back federal regulations. Food Tank talked to experts to figure out what effect the Trump Administration might have on federal food policy.

Listen: Danielle Nierenberg on the Real Reason for Our Disconnect with Food

Danielle Nierenberg talks about why corporatization is bigger than “Big Ag” on this week’s International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nourishing Millions podcast.

Ethiopian Coffee Is Being Endangered by Climate Change

Warmer temperatures and long droughts might make caffeine harder to come by. The effects of climate change could cause Arabica coffee to be extinct in Ethiopia by 2080.