The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and the Thomson Reuters Foundation have announced the winners of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Awards. The awards recognize excellent professional and up-and-coming journalists from around the world who have focused their reporting on topics relating to food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition.
Diet-related illnesses kill more Americans than anything else. Meanwhile, American medical schools don’t prepare doctors to provide comprehensive nutrition advice to patients. A growing faction of doctors is fighting back by teaching doctors to cook.
The Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) will host a webinar on December 12, 2017, at 11 am EST to highlight the findings of their recent report, Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems.
Dr. Robert Graham is a board-certified physician of both internal and integrative medicine who is a culinary student at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute. He is trading in his white lab coat for chef’s whites with the goal of expanding his toolkit both for use as a healthcare provider and as an advocate for a new model of integrative, lifestyle-focused healthcare.
The L.A. Kitchen is teaming up with the Los Angeles Chargers football team and The Summit Series to serve 30,000 meals across the city of Los Angeles (L.A.), California in the first iteration of a new initiative called “The One Table Pledge.” They plan to match each of the 30,000 meals served by Summit at an event called SummitLA17 with one meal served to a local community in need.
The Crop Trust is scaling up a ten-year effort to catalog, conserve, and prepare the genetics of wild relatives of major food crops, called crop wild relatives (CWRs), in light of increasing stresses to agricultural systems including climate change and population growth.
A stable agricultural industry depends on a stable, predictable climate. Food Tank is highlighting 25 farmer-led and farmer-focused organizations working in the U.S. who are committed to supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement and working towards them.
On November 1, 2017, Food Policy Action (FPA) released its annual National Food Policy Scorecard to help the public track actions taken by lawmakers in the United States (U.S.) Congress. Scores were down this year because neither the House nor the Senate spent much time on food issues this year.
This Veteran’s Day, Food Tank brings you 18 organizations and initiatives from around the U.S. that are working to help veterans transition to healthy, productive civilian lives through farming and agriculture.