Jared Kaufman

Research and Writing Fellow

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Jared Kaufman is a Minneapolis-based food journalist and cheesemonger, and the former Research and Writing Fellow with Food Tank. He’s currently a master’s candidate in food studies in Boston University’s gastronomy program, and he holds a magazine journalism degree from the University of Missouri. You can get his daily food newsletter, Nosh Box, here. Follow him on Twitter @jaredography / email: jared@foodtank.com

The Food System Vision Prize Is Accepting Applications Through January 31st

The Food System Vision Prize, launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, SecondMuse, and OpenIDEO, will reward proposals that inspire farmers, policymakers, businesspeople, activists, and eaters to build a more sustainable food system.

Apply for the Food System Vision Prize to Envision a Better Food System for 2050

The Food System Vision Prize, launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, SecondMuse, and OpenIDEO, will reward proposals that inspire farmers, policymakers, businesspeople, activists, and eaters to build a more sustainable food system.

David Nabarro Aims to Equip Leaders to Meet U.N. Sustainability Goals

“If [4SD] can work on food systems, we believe it can work on many other areas of human endeavor,” says founder and World Food Prize laureate David Nabarro.

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.

Herbicide Dicamba Can Stay Volatile for 36 Hours, Arkansas Researchers Say

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 on Balancing Tradition with Sustainability

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

How Food Policy Could Be Shaped by the Trump Administration

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.