Katherine Walla
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Katherine Walla is a Research & Writing Fellow with Food Tank. She is currently a student at 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.

General Mills Brings Kinetic Energy to Regenerative Ag, Says Carla Vernon

For better environmental strategy, General Mills is cultivating a new consciousness among consumers and farmers for true stewardship and environmental enhancement through regenerative agriculture.

Pashon Murray’s Detroit Dirt and Food Waste: A Solution for Industrial Problems

A city known for industry, Detroit is now rallying individuals and corporations around waste and dirt: Pashon Murray is leading the composting collaboration for the climate, economy, and future generation.

Cancer Schmancer: “We Are the Boss” in Our Health Says Drescher

“With the right kind of motivation and education, young people can actually become the change we so desperately need” in the health system, says Drescher.

Maxfield Kaniger’s Kanbe’s Markets: A Piece for the Food Insecurity Puzzle

With convenient coolers and healthy food, Max Kaniger is helping close the gap between food insecurity and food waste in Kansas City.

Celebrating A Diversity of Opinions Is Key to Collaboration, Says Erin Fitzgerald

To boost transparency in the agricultural industry, Erin Fitzgerald of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance calls upon people to learn more from farmers and the diversity of ways they tend to their land.

Stephanie Race: Preparing for Future Farming Hurdles Requires Multidisciplinary Data

The urgency to transform agricultural research and data into cutting-edge solutions for growers “is as if someone turned the volume up on the stereo,” says Stephanie Race of Crop Performance Ltd. and Earth Labs.

Malnutrition: A Global Problem That Requires a Global Solution

“No country has a monopoly on the problem [of malnutrition], so no country has a monopoly on the solution: we all have to work together,” says Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.

Confronting Gender Bias in Agriculture Takes Daily Work, Says Maiga of CORAF

Mariame Maiga of WECARD/CORAF talks about how confronting gender inequity in Africa is a daily obligation for anyone working in agricultural research and sustainable development.

To Save Future Food, Youth Deserve A Better System at SXSW

At South by Southwest, Food Tank’s panel featuring Haile Thomas, The HAPPY Org; Tony Hillery, Harlem Grown; and Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network discussed the key to a better future food system: leaders of the future.

It Isn’t Waste, It Is Simply Spare: Adam Kaye of Spare Food Co

In 2015, Kaye co-created the wastED pop-up restaurant series in New York and London, boasting menus using forgotten or unwanted parts of food. “We took products that people don’t consider as delicious or coveted, and we created something really pretty out of it”