Katie Howell
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Katie is a Food Tank intern and a candidate for a Masters in Public Policy at the George Washington University. She is focusing her degree on social policy to further pursue an interest in the role of government and policy to address food insecurity. Additionally, she has joined the Executive Board as President of The Store, the university’s food pantry. Katie has previously worked with farmers markets to address food access issues in D.C and explored inequalities in the food system in her undergraduate research.

Building a Black Food Sovereignty Movement in Baltimore

A Pan-African power institution in Baltimore, Maryland is working toward Black land and food sovereignty.

Black-owned Alternative Community Market Wins Build Your Legacy Contest

Mary Blackford, founder of Market 7, a community marketplace in Washington D.C., is the winner of the Build Your Legacy grand prize.

San Francisco Startup Partners with Global Consulting Leader to Reduce Food Waste

Treasure8 and PA Consulting announce that they are collaborating to improve access to nutritional food and fight food waste on a global scale.

New Tool Enables Decision Makers to See What Works in their Food Systems

The Food Systems Dashboard, created by Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World, GAIN, and FAO, offers a comprehensive view of over 230 countries’ food systems.

Corporate Accountability Report Details Big Business Influence On Nutrition Policy

A recent report from the global campaign Corporate Accountability uncovers conflicts of interest and misrepresented science that influence nutrition standards around the world. The report, “Partnership for an Unhealthy Planet: How Big Business Interferes with Global Health Policy and Science,”…

How Garden-Based Education Programs Are Adapting to COVID-19

In response to school closures as a result of COVID-19, two garden-based education programs in the South are adapting similar approaches to continue to use gardening as an educational tool for students.

Living the Slow Food Life During Lockdown

Through Slow Food Live, a series of free, live, online sessions people around the world can learn how to live a Slow Food lifestyle while staying inside during the coronavirus pandemic.

GRACE Communications Foundation Offers Free Lesson Plans to Help Students Understand Their Water Footprint

GRACE Communications Foundation released free, online lesson plans to help students understand and reduce their daily water footprint.

Kentucky Organization Using Pop-up Markets to Promote Fresh Food as a Human Right

The award-winning New Roots Fresh Stop Market (FSM) initiative uses pop-up markets and cooperative economics to bring fresh, healthy food to food insecure neighborhoods around Louisville.

New Protein Study Reveals Power of Millet-Legume Blends for Enhancing Human Health

ICRISAT’s Smart Food initiative released a study that reveals a combination of millets and legumes that creates a complete, nutrient packed protein. This new combination has the potential to help countries with malnutrition.