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.

Encouraging Investments in 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 Funds Sustainable Ag Research

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.

Improving Food Security in South Africa

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: “We are what we eat”

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 Harnessing the Power of Consumer Demand

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 on the Importance of Remembering 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: “Prioritize food and agriculture”

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: “Lack of food shouldn’t limit a person”

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: “Access to healthy, delicious food is not about party lines”

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.