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 Migrant Farm Workers, “There’s No End to the Organizing That Needs to Be Done”

On Food Talk, FLOC founder and President Baldemar Velasquez tells how migrant farm workers surmount harsh conditions as a union of families.

Farming Better Isn’t Enough: We Need to Protect Land

Niman Ranch farmers Jan and Steve Petersen are breaking beyond what it typically means to be a farmer, inspiring conservation and sustainable practices in their community.

Planetary Stewardship, Good Health, and Good Taste for a Healthy Diet

On Food Talk, Dr. David Katz shares how his THI and DQPN are bringing common sense health knowledge to the fore, battling uncommon sense health practices in its way.

To Change Agribusiness, “We’ve Got To Do it With the Farmer”

This week on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Jim Perdue, the Chairman and Advertising Spokesman of Perdue Farms, talks with Danielle while at the 20th Annual Niman Ranch Hogfarmer Appreciation Weekend.

Five New Ingredients for Health: Starting with Food

On Food Talk, Dr. Robert Graham combines ancient wisdom and traditional therapy with conventional methods in integrative medicine. The first step to healing? Fresh food.

“Everybody Should Be a Farmer,” Says Paul Willis

On Food Talk, Paul Willis, founder of Niman Ranch Pork Company, and Elle Gadient, intern at Niman Ranch, talk about their love for humanely treated, free-range pigs and the farmers that raise them.

Less Efficiency and More Time: the Recipe for Better Bread

At The Bread Lab, breeders, PhD students, community members, bakers, chefs, millers, maltsters, and distillers come together to develop good grains and better bread.

To Protect the Planet, “We Need Significant Behavior Change” in Dietary Health

On Food Talk, Fabrice DeClerck plots out the changes needed in the food system to improve the planet’s wellbeing. The first step: improve dietary health.

IPM Empowers Farmers Not to Produce More, but Produce Better Mangoes

CORAF’s Project to Support the Regional Plan for the Control of Fruit Flies in West Africa developed a comprehensive integrated pest management package, empowering mango growers to grow fruit desired by the rest of the world.

“Wrinkled Food, Wrinkled People, No Waste!”

At L.A. Kitchen, Robert Egger moves past the typical food pantry idea to help sustainably prepare for the incoming wave of poorer people: older generations.