Kathryn Barr

Food Tank Intern

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Katie Barr graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in May 2016, with a degree in Environmental Policy. She is extremely passionate about promoting sustainable food systems around the world, and is excited to educate others on the newest developments in all things food-related.

Improving Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture

The More and Better Network, an international network for support of food, agriculture, and rural development to eradicate hunger and poverty, recently released a report, Investments in Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture, to shed light on the lack of financial investment plans available to small-scale food producers across the globe.

General Mills Supports Sustainable Grains

Cascadian Farms and parent company General Mills has partnered with The Land Institute to incorporate organic Kernza in their commercial lines of cereals and snacks, and to support further research of the grain through a US$500,000 donation to the Forever Green Initiative of University of Minnesota.

Abalimi Bezekhaya: Improving Food Security

Suren Sewchuran spoke with Food Tank about the work of Abalimi Bezekhaya, an organization focused on using urban agriculture to improve food security in South Africa.

Fran Drescher: "Use your power of purchase"

Fran Drescher, Executive Director of Cancer Schmancer, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.

Mike Koch on the True Cost of Food

Mike Koch, Executive Director of FRESHFARM, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.

Roger Johnson: "Remember family farmers"

Roger Johnson, 14th President of the National Farmers Union, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, which will be hosted in partnership with George Washington University and the World Resources Institute on February 2, 2017.

Emmy Simmons: "Food security is key"

Emmy Simmons, independent consultant on international development issues focusing on food, agriculture, and Africa, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit.

Ted Monk: "There is so much food wasted"

Ted Monk, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility of Sodexo North America, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.

Marc Oshima: "Food is a fundamental right"

Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of AeroFarms, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.