Jared Kaufman

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Jared Kaufman is Food Tank’s newsletter manager and a Minneapolis-based food journalist and cheesemonger. He holds a master’s degree in food studies from Boston University’s gastronomy program, where his thesis research focused on the sociology of kids’ menus, and a magazine journalism degree from the University of Missouri. Follow him on Twitter @jaredography / email: jared@foodtank.com

As Food Waste and Insecurity Spike, ReFED’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund Aims to Spark Change Beyond the Pandemic

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.

How Winnow is Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Kitchens End Food Waste

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.

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.