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!

A New Era For Whole Foods: Going Beyond Organic

Beth Kowitt of Fortune and A.C. Gallo of Whole Foods discuss Whole Foods’ evolution from organic food supplier to a leader in fair trade, environmental protection, and more.

19 Organizations Honoring Veterans

Food Tank is highlighting 19 organizations helping veterans transition into food entrepreneurship and farming.

Honoring Norman Myers, Hero for the Environment

Forty years ago, Norman Myers was making the calculations that would later form the basis of the British environmental movement.

Food Industry Is Aligning with SDGs—but Not Taking Action

The food industry is taking the steps to monitor and report their environmentally and socially supportive choices—but not taking action to move the needle.

From the Field to the World: Sustainability Lessons from a Young Farmer

Food Tank speaks with Thomas Parsons, a Niman Ranch member, about his role as a young farmer and advocating for a sustainable food system worldwide from his family’s ranch in southeastern Kansas.

Remembering Luca Virginio, Advocate of International Collaboration for Sustainability

Food Tank celebrates the legacy of Luca Virginio, Chief Communication and External Relations Officer at Barilla Group and the Barilla Food & Nutrition Foundation Vice Chairman.

Remembering Stuart Levy: Scientist Behind Animal Husbandry Advocacy

Food Tank remembers Stuart Levy, a pioneer researcher pushing for better animal husbandry—with only responsible use of antibiotics.

New Burger Joint Is Celebrating Plant, Planet, and Plenty More

A new restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland is offering customers a plant-based experience that connects eaters to the food system in a burger joint.

Saving the Food Supply: Technology and Tradition

In a Washington Post book review, Danielle Nierenberg commends Amanda Little’s The Fate of Food for portraying the value of both tech and tradition in food.

Jacob Pechenik on Giving People Power Through Produce

Hollywood producer Jacob Pechenik and his wife, actress Zooey Deschanel, started The Farm Project and Lettuce Grow to bring people closer to farms—and place hydroponic farms in backyards across the country.