Katherine Walla
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Katherine Walla is Food Tank’s Newsdesk Coordinator and Intern Supervisor. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service studying food justice and global hunger. Katherine has worked with nonprofit institutions and student organizations related to international affairs and social justice, and is also a neighborhood bartender!

Largest Seed Deposit in a Decade at Svalbard Global Seed Vault Celebrates Diversity

The seed count at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault mounted 1 million with contributions from the Cherokee Nation and more first-time donors.

“Hungry” Explores Rene Redzepi’s Intoxicating Delight for Innovative Flavors

Jeff Gordinier talks about his experience following Rene Redzepi, chef of Noma, in his new book Hungry: exploring culinary innovation, personal growth, and more.

Musk Is Training Young People to Be In Food–And Love It

Kimbal Musk tells Gabriella Gershenson of the Wall Street Journal about creating opportunities for young people in farming—and disrupting current agricultural practices—with indoor farming.

Regeneratively Grown and Biodiverse Ingredients Should Be For Everyone, Says Erik Oberholtzer

Tender Greens co-founder and CEO Erik Oberholtzer wants chefs to feel guided by regenerative farmers—and source locally and regionally unique ingredients for their kitchens.

Food News Is Changing And Inspiring Action

Lucy Biggers of NowThis News and Amelia Nierenberg of the New York Times join Dani to talk about the challenges of food news.

Creating Sustainable Cold-Brew Brings Tech to Coffee-Producing Communities

Amelia Nierenberg hosts Matt Swenson, Director of Coffee at Chameleon Cold-Brew, to talk about an exciting future for sustainable coffee.

“From Scratch” Wants to Show Everyone The Faces Behind Their Food

David Moscow talks about his adventures sourcing ingredients in his new show “From Scratch”—from slaughtering cows to spear-hunting an octopus.

We Must Listen to Indigenous Communities: Food Tank in Arizona

Food Tank and ASU’s summit in Arizona brought together innovators from Native communities who advocated for a better understanding of Indigenous foodways.

We Need More Biodiversity in Our Food System

Ann Tutwiler commends the women who use biodiversity as a powerful tool for global nutrition, soil enrichment, water quality, and climate adaptation.

Supporting Indigenous Foodways Is For Everyone, Says Daniels

A registered Native Hawai’ian, Daniels is using the Good Food Purchasing Program to push public institutions to support diverse food producers.