These organizations are working to protect the world’s forests and celebrate the essential role they play in the food system.
The standards, which require more sustainable and equitable practices than many existing certifications, are based around three pillars: soil health and land management, animal welfare, and farmer and worker fairness.
Out of more than 1,300 proposals submitted, 10 finalists have been announced for the Food System Vision Prize, a challenge that highlights actionable solutions for a more sustainable food system.
All the conversations are available to stream online. Presenters included Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, farmers Leah Penniman and Karen Washington, and more.
Upcycled foods “use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment,” according to the new definition.
Food waste research organization ReFED is granting US$1 million during the month of May to save 10 million pounds of food—enough for 8.3 million meals. Their goal is to grant US$10 million total throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to create longer-lasting change.
Winnow’s artificial intelligence system, Winnow Vision, is using machine learning to give chefs tools to reduce food waste in their kitchens. Winnow CIO Peter Krebs talks with Food Tank about the economic and environmental potential of using AI to cut food waste.