Joey DeMarco

Research and Writing Intern

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Joey DeMarco is a pursuing an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). In May of 2016, he graduated from Westmont College with a B.S., cum laude, in Chemistry (Biochemistry focus). He has been a writer for Food Tank since October 2016. During the summer of 2014, Joey studied abroad in South Africa to observe global health issues there. In college, he also played on the baseball team, spearheaded the Global Advisory Council (GAC), tutored, and volunteered in the campus garden.

The Compost Story, Brought to You By Kiss the Ground

On May 7, 2017, Kiss the Ground released The Compost Story, a short film about how composting can transform the planet by reducing landfills and improving the health of soils everywhere.

AgFunder Builds a 30k Member Food and Agtech Ecosystem to Fund New Technologies

AgFunder is a comprehensive online investment marketplace. Utilizing this platform allows venture capitalists to invest in new technologies and agricultural companies to seek out investors who back their product.

Going Forward by Going Back Wrapped Up Day Two at Seeds&Chips

Food Tank partnered with Seeds&Chips to make the Going Forward by Going Back panel possible in Milan, Italy. It discussed how to take into account indigenous knowledge and traditional farming methods when innovating new technologies.

Obama Gave His First Speech Abroad, Post-Presidency, at Seeds&Chips

Seeds&Chips, the Global Food Innovation Summit, welcomed President Barack Obama for his first speech abroad since leaving office in January, 2017. He discussed everything from food innovation to his personal life after the presidency.

The Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit Kicks Off in Milan, Italy

Seeds&Chips, the Global Food Innovation Summit, has begun with a discussion about Millennials. Former President Obama will speak tomorrow.

IFPRI Report Examines How to Feed a Rapidly Urbanizing Population

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released its 2017 Global Food Policy Report. This year, it particularly focuses on ensuring food security in a world where two-thirds of the population is projected to live in urban centers by 2050.

Six Ways to Get Paid for Innovative Food Ideas

Young people working on great ideas relating to agricultural sustainability have the opportunity to earn some money by submitting applications to six competitions spotlighted by Food Tank.

Former President Obama to Speak at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit

The 44th U.S. President Barack H. Obama will be in Milano on May 9, 2017, as the keynote speaker at the four-day Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.

UNLEASH Seeks Talented People to Innovate and Collaborate for the SDGs

UNLEASH, a global innovation lab, is currently accepting applications for young people to attend their first ever event in Denmark that takes place in August. Attendees will create practical solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Leftover Plant Material Reduces Food Waste and Limits Pesticide Usage

Apeel Sciences uses what might otherwise be trash from agricultural processes to make a second skin that protects and preserves fruits and vegetables. Because of their Invisipeel and Edipeel products, more people can enjoy fresher, more nutritious produce.