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.

Our Understanding of Food Isn’t Good Enough in D.C.

As part of Food Tank’s first bi-monthly event on Capitol Hill on May 10, moderator Frank Sesno sat down with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Geeta Sethi, and Norbert Wilson to talk about the areas of the food system that policies must address for improved health world-wide.

Break Silos Between Food and Health for Better Policy

On May 10, Food Tank visited the U.S. Capitol, joining experts like Kathleen Merrigan, Robert Graham, Gregory Cooper, and Rep. James P. McGovern to define the connection between agriculture and health for better food policy.

In Immokalee, Food Provides A Platform for Future Professionals

Yvelande Astreide, Office Manager of Taste of Immokalee, talks about the reverberation effects of the entrepreneurship program: professional development for high school students and community support for farmers.

SRI: More Crop Per Drop, Better Lives for Farmers with Lotus Foods

Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System of Rice Intensification.

Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit 2019: Sparking Change

Find us speaking, judging, and hosting at Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit 2019, inspiring solutions for feeding the future.

Women Are Champions of Farming Differently, Says Kivirist

“Women all across the food system are doing things differently,” says farmer, author, and entrepreneur, Lisa Kivirist, whose approach to agricultural learning gives women the tools and resources to forge their own paths collaboratively.

Riana Lynn: Partner Across the World, Across Genders for Food Change

Technology, data, and automation need to come into play to create a food system that improves the lives of communities, farmers, and consumers, says Riana Lynn—and, we’ll get there with women-driven companies.

Wise: We Won’t Feed the World By Giving Up on Small-Scale Farmers

Timothy A. Wise describes how agribusinesses highjack policy tables, while governments neglect the small-scale farmers with solutions to feed all.

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.