Rocco Pallin
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Rocco is a research intern for Food Tank. A native of Wisconsin, she earned a BA in history from Dartmouth College and later a Masters in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. At Tulane, she studied Global Community Health and Nutrition with an emphasis on food security and nutritional assessment.

Recently, Rocco moved to Sacramento, CA, where she is conducting research in violence prevention.

Rocco has particular interest in international food security, sustainable agriculture, and disaster resilience.

In Bangladesh, Refugees Face Food Insecurity and Monsoon Season

In southern Bangladesh, where the Rohingya refugee population has swelled since August 2017, humanitarian organizations focus on boosting food security and preparing for quick response to disasters during monsoon season rains.

Creating Passion for Supporting Future Farmers

First Generation Farmers recently launched its Urban Edge Sustainable Farmers training program, demonstrating passion for supporting the next generation of farmers.

National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award Winners Announced

The National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners were announced Wednesday, recognized for their dedication to climate change mitigation throughout the food supply chain.

Biodiversity for Resilience Against Natural Disasters

As climate shocks increase in frequency and intensity, agricultural biodiversity—the variety of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms used for agriculture and food production—is an increasingly important part of resilience building.

Counting the Beans: New Tool Measures the True Cost of Food

With WFP’s Counting the Beans tool, users can compare the relative price of the same plate of food in a diverse range of countries around the world.

Kale vs. Cow: New Film Explores Benefits of Better Meat

Filmmaker, dietitian, and sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers spoke with Food Tank about her work as a champion for better meat and her new documentary Kale vs. Cow.

Wine Country Wildfires Affect Workers and Winemakers Alike

Recent unprecedented wildfires in California wine country, where agriculture and tourism are key industries, have brought uncertainty for winemakers, farmers, laborers, and communities trying to assess damage and rebuild.

Filmmaker William Reid Uses the “Absurdity” of His Dumpster Diving Diet

Dumpster diving success led filmmaker William Reid to live on food waste from supermarkets and restaurants for two years. Reid hopes the “absurdity” of his diet will lead to consumer, industry, and policy action.

Marie Haga on the “Urgency of Conserving and Using Agricultural Biodiversity”

Food Tank spoke with Marie Haga, Executive DIrector of the Crop Trust, about its new Food Forever Initiative.

Hurricane Irma is the Latest in the “Vicious Cycle of Disaster” in Haiti

In the weeks following Hurricane Irma, humanitarian organizations launch responses and request funding to help Haiti through food insecurity and agricultural destruction.