Lauren Nelson

Research and Writing Intern

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Lauren Nelson is a Master’s student at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy currently pursuing her M.A. in Gastronomy, Food Cultures and Mobility studies. Lauren received her B.A. in anthropology and psychology from Hendrix College. She has farming and non-profit experience working with the Slow Food Youth Network, Heifer International, Slow Food USA, and the USA Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015. Follow Lauren’s gastronomical pursuits on Instagram.

This Human Rights Attorney Believes Hunger Belongs Only in a Museum

Marcos Ezequiel Filardi founded Buenos Aires’ Museo del Hambre with hope that hunger will one day be found only in a museum.

A Seat at the Table of Austin’s New Inclusive Dinner Series

Austin-based Desert Me Not: Community Dinner series launched in June 2017 to inspire a collaborative effort between the organizations and individuals addressing food inequalities in Texas.

Food Institute Fellow Isabelle Moody: “Wasted food is also a food justice issue”

The George Washington University (GW) launched the Food Institute Student Fellowship to encourage GW students to research new aspects of the sustainable food movement and participate in local food work in Washington, D.C.

Combating Drought in Jamaica with Farmer Field Schools

Since winning the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition’s YES! Competition last year, Shaneica Lester and Anne-Teresa Birthwright now run a knowledge transfer project for small-scale farmers in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Lester and Birthwright’s program, which focuses on irrigation conservation…

CropMobster: Growing Community through Crowdsourcing

Founded as a resource to prevent food waste, the CropMobster network has grown into an online platform for farmers, food activists, and pantries to exchange resources. Designed to “ignite food system crowdsourcing,” CropMobster empowers local leaders to connect communities interested…

Millets, Sorghum, and Grain Legumes: the Smart Foods of the Future

The Smart Food Project is hoping to popularize nutrient-rich, drought-tolerant crops in an effort to diversify diets and ensure global food security. An initiative by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Smart Food Project is…

A Global Effort to Fight Food Waste: World Disco Soup Day on April 29

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is bringing ugly produce, funk music, and food waste education together for the world’s largest food waste awareness event on April 29: World Disco Soup Day.

Food Sovereignty for All: La Via Campesina Honors International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

Food sovereignty movement, La Via Campesina, honors small food producers with 21st annual International Day of Peasants’ Struggles on April 17, 2017.

Watch: CSIS Webcast on the Future of African Food Security

The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) is hosting a live webcast and discussion, from 9 to 10:30 am EST on April 6, to explore the role of biotechnology in the future of African food security.