McKenna Hayes

Editorial Director

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McKenna is the Editorial Director for Food Tank. She holds an M.A. in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and a B.S. in Public Communications from the University of Vermont. She currently resides in Ludlow, Vermont and enjoys yoga, snowboarding, hiking, and swimming in her free time.

The True Face of a Farmer

When you think about farmers, which images come to mind? A Growing Culture says it’s time to start challenging stereotypes.

Tune In Next Week: Summit Livestream to Feature 40+ Food Leaders

The event is sold-out but you can still join the conversation! The entire Summit will be shown FREE on Facebook Live all day using a five-camera professional crew streaming on the Food Tank Facebook page.

Clare Miflin on Weaving Together Urban and Natural Design Systems

Clare Miflin founded Woven, a consultancy dedicated to weaving together urban and natural systems; metrics and vision; people and place, creating whole system designs that reduce material consumption.

Datz-Romero: “We still have a long way to go to create sustainable systems”

Food Tank had the opportunity to speak with Christine about what inspired her to co-found the Lower East Side Ecology Center and what continues to inspire her today.

Bonnie McClafferty: “Put color on your plate”

Bonnie McClafferty talks to Food Tank about the ability for private enterprise to contribute to the public good, but the work must be additive and practical.

Millstone: Concentration of power hinders food system sustainability

Carina Millstone—sustainability professional, activist, author, and the Executive Director of Feedback—will be speaking at Food Tank’s NYC Summit on September 13, 2017.

Register Now for Project Green Challenge!

Project Green Challenge presents 30 days of environmentally themed challenges including food, fair trade, energy, zero waste, water, etc. Participants are challenged to question the status quo and implement positive change in their daily lives, school campuses, and communities. Visit to sign up today!

Pete Pearson: “If we can change food, we can change the world”

Pete Pearson leads zero-waste programming at the World Wildlife Fund, trying to understand how to create a food system that is efficient and balanced with nature.

Brian Roe: “Shop your fridge first!”

Brian Roe spoke to Food Tank about the potential gains from food waste reduction: improving local and global food security, improving our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, and improving the economic efficiency of farms, businesses, and households.

BlueCart’s CEO on Democratizing Technology for Food System Change

BlueCart seeks to democratize technology, ensuring that businesses of all sizes can benefit from it, allowing buyers and sellers to focus on the essence of their industry: hospitality.

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