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!

For a Finer Future, “We Need a New Story,” Says Hunter Lovins

On Food Talk, Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions describes the new story she wants to write for the economy: prioritizing wellbeing, sustainability, and profits all together.

Reshaping the Global Food System: “It’s About Leading” for Big Food Companies

On Food Talk, Justin Whitmore of Tyson Foods talks about the company’s ambitious goals for a sustainable, making a better food system for both people and the planet.

At Harlem Grown, “We Grow Healthy Children for Sustainable Communities”

On Food Talk, Tony Hillery talks about how he started Harlem Grown after growing frustrated with the New York City school system: “I just got off the couch one day.”

Uncommon Collaborations Key to Solving Global Problems

On Food Talk, Howard-Yana Shapiro describes how uncommon collaborations between organizations and communities is the right way to go about solving problems in the food system.

Smoking Fish Reduces Waste—and Improves Incomes

A Nigerian research center spent over a decade perfecting fish smoking technology for fish producers, improving their livelihoods and protecting their catch from post-harvest loss.

“Food Is a Political Act Once You Open Your Eyes,” Says Aubrey

“Once the awareness grows over what happens in the system producing food, we can’t help but start asking questions,” says Aubrey. “Food is a political act once you open your eyes to all of the systems that influence food workers and food production.”

To End Food Waste, “We Have to Do Something About the Food System”

On Food Talk, Marion Nestle uncovers the common roots of food waste, nutrition myths, and overconsumption: “The root cause is overproduction in our food system.”

Flavor For All by Democratizing Better Seeds

On Food Talk, Dan Barber is breaking conventional plant-breeding wisdom: seeds can be bred to have great flavor, better nutrition, and high yield.

Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

On Food Talk, Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about her unconventional writing and its platform for cross-camp dialogue about hunger.

If Farmers of Color Don’t Own Land, “We Don’t Have a Voice in the Food System”

On Food Talk, Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, talks about what justice should look like for farmers and people of color, whose ancestors faced massive injustices in the past.