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.

Here Comes a Major Change for Sell-By Dates on Food

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.

Garden Spaces Join 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.

There are Billions to be Made for Businesses That Reduce Food Loss and 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.

See the Speaker Lineup for the Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit

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.

Barilla's 2017 YES! Competition Encourages Young Scientists to Innovate for Agriculture

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

Two Premiere Manhattan Restaurants Debut Impossible Foods' Plant-Based Burger

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.