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.

    Companies Must “Move Out from Behind the Opaque Shroud of Big Food”

    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.

    Urban Farming is a Vehicle to Giving Children a Way Forward

    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.

    Fishers and Producers Key to Develop Fish Smoking Technology

    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.

    Journalism Key To Exposing the Food System

    “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.”

    Vote with Your Fork, But Also With Your Vote, Says Nestle

    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.

    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.