Joey DeMarco

Research and Writing Intern

30 Articles0 Comments

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.

Food Sell-By Dates Are About to Change In a Big Way

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), two major food industry retail and manufacturer organizations, calls for widespread adoption of two standard phrases for food labels: Best If Used By or Use By.

Alfrea Plants Garden Spaces into the Sharing Economy

Food Tank had the opportunity to interview David Wagstaff. He founded Alfrea, the company with an online marketplace for landowners, garden helpers, and farmers who want to sell produce.

Companies Earn USD$14 for Every USD$1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction released a new report claiming businesses earn USD$14 for every USD$1 spent to reduce food loss and waste. Findings from The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste incentivizes decisionmakers in a new way.

Financial Conflicts of Interest Revealed in a Federally Backed Report

Some committee members that collaborated on a federally funded National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report were found to have financial conflicts of interest (COIs). The 2016 report assessed the adverse effects of genetically engineered crops and their accompanying technologies.

Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit to Focus on Investing in Discovery

Food Tank presents “Investing in Discovery,” its first Boston Summit and its second one of 2017 on April 1. This event will bring together food experts and industry professionals for a day of unprecedented discussion.

Helping Decisionmakers Understand the True Cost of Food

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) aims to make links in eco-agri-food systems visible as a result of their TEEBAgriFood project.

Announcing the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition’s 2017 YES! Research Grant Competition

BCFN’s YES! Research Grant Competition supports sustainable research from young scientists.

The Impossible Burger Will Debut in Two Award-Winning New York Restaurants

Another victory for Impossible Foods as the Impossible Burger continues to gain traction in the restaurant industry as the standard for plant-based meat.

Africa’s First Postharvest Loss Reduction Innovation Conference and Competition

From March 28 to 31, your solution to food waste in Africa could be pitched at a groundbreaking conference in Kenya.

Tell Congress That Farmers Count—Take the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey

Take the National Young Farmers Coalition’s survey to let Congress know #FarmersCount.