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.

Chocothon, the Initiative that Seeks to Save Cocoa Production in Ghana

Chocothon, a collaborative initiative for cocoa farmers, kicks off on January 18.

Technology is Reducing Food Waste: Interview with Copia’s Mike Goldblatt

A for-profit food waste reduction and recovery company based in San Francisco, CA, Copia has the first end-to-end waste reduction and recovery technology available.

What the World Can Learn from SmartSOIL, a Research Project in the European Union

The SmartSOIL (Sustainable farm management aimed at reducing threats to SOILs under climate change) project brought together researchers and professionals from various universities and institutes in Europe to develop options to increase soil organic carbon.

Year-End Gift to Organic Advocates: Study Shows Organic Foods Provide Health Benefits

The European Parliament’s Independent Research Service released an encouraging report about the health benefits of eating organically.

Baldor Specialty Foods Eliminates Food Waste From Production

Baldor Specialty Foods achieved its goal of zero food waste by 2017 through the SparCs program, which utilized functional approach to food waste by prioritizing human consumption.

Wasted Food Contributes to Climate Change

Climate changes will continue to intensify so Americans need to do their part to waste less food. Consumers’ impact is bigger than previously thought.

How Food Prices Will Be Affected by Climate Change, an Interview with Dr. Brian Gould

According to a 2015 report from the World Food Programme (WFP), climate change presents risks to the whole food system, from production, through distribution to consumption. Since the U.S. produces 40 percent of the world’s corn, production shocks in the…

Promoting Soil Carbon Sequestration: An Interview with Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground is leveraging a simple concept, soil carbon sequestration, to improve agriculture and edible gardening.

10 Facts About Healthy Soil

The soil is made up of air, water, decayed plant residue, organic matter, and minerals, such as sand, silt, and clay. Increasing soil organic matter typically improves soil health, as this organic matter affects several critical soil functions. Healthy soils…

Food Insecurity in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Haiti’s agriculture sector sent reeling after Hurricane Matthew