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.

U.N. Report Global Hunger Report Highlights Need for “Conflict-Sensitive Approach”

A new United Nations collaborative report finds global hunger, exacerbated by conflict and climate crises around the world, is on the rise.

At EXPO Chicago, Food Chain Project Will “Highlight Hunger and Obesity”

At EXPO Chicago 2017, Itamar Gilboa’s Food Chain Project installation will highlight global food consumption issues with more than 6,000 plaster cast food items on display.

“Breaking Down the Silos of Consumers and Producers” in Washington State

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New Report: Climate Change Affects Every Step of the Food Value Chain

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Remembering Sam Dryden: Global Leader in Food Security and Agricultural Development

Global food security and agricultural development leader and advocate Sam Dryden has passed away at age 67.

Vegan Balls and Certified Salmon: Sustainable Food is on the Menu at IKEA

See how a global furniture giant is delivering on its strong commitment to sustainability through its food menu and market offerings with certified, organic, locally-sourced, and low carbon footprint offerings.

True Health Initiative Report Refutes Criticism of the Seven Countries Study

A new True Health Initiative report addresses critics of the controversial Seven Countries Study begun in 1958, which sought to examine lifestyle and dietary factors with coronary heart disease outcomes across time.

Carlotta Mast on Food Access, Industry Collaboration, and Food System Change at Esca Bona 2017

Carlotta Mast, Executive Director of Content and Insights at New Hope Network, discusses food access, food system change, and the importance of industry collaboration in preparation for Esca Bona 2017 in October.

Focus on Food: A Conversation with Congressman Dwight Evans

Congressman Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania details his work on food security in America and the importance of strong food policy both domestically and internationally in a conversation with Food Tank.

Monsanto Faces Labor Law Violations Class Action Suit

Seed-corn workers brought a first of its kind class action suit against seed giant Monsanto for violations to two federal labor laws the day after the release of a two-year investigation into labor violations in the seed-corn industry.