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.

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.

Locally-owned D.C. Restaurant Adopts CSA Model

D.C. restaurants sell CSA boxes as a way to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions and support farmers, their community, and their staff.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Releases New Tool to Measure Businesses’ Circularity

A new tool developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation measures business’ circularity, helping them reduce waste and become more sustainable.

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

Food justice organizations are finding ways to use locally produced food to address equity in access, affordability, and health. DC Greens’ Produce Plus Program partners with farmers’ markets to distribute over US$800,000 annually to Washington, D.C. residents to help purchase…

José Andrés Suggests a Federal Bailout Focused on Feeding America

In a recent New York Times article, chef and activist José Andrés calls for the adoption of a proposal called “America Eats Now.” He outlines how the federal government could feed vulnerable Americans while supporting struggling farmers, food distributors, and chefs amid COVID-19.

New Lab Works to Help Bring Plant-Based Food Businesses to Life

New innovation lab helps entrepreneurs grow plant-based food businesses in North Carolina

A New Global Foresight Tool Hopes to Predict the Future of Agriculture

IFPRI has created a new tool that encourages policymakers to use foresight analysis to predict policy implications that ensure a sustainable food system.