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.

First-Time Collaboration of U.N. Agencies Produces New Global Hunger Report

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

Artist Itamar Gilboa Takes “An Inventive Approach to Point Out our Overconsumption”

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.

Food Action: Fighting the “Powerful System That Rewards Profit over People and the Planet”

Russell Lehman and Arianna Muirow of Seattle-based Food Action discuss sustainability, regenerativity, and food access for all through their whole systems approach to food system reform.

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

A new IFPRI report examines climate change’s effect on nutrition and how a “climate-smart, nutrition-sensitive” food system, as well as mitigation and adaptation strategies, can reduce morbidity and mortality.

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.

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.

Seven Countries Study: “Invaluable Information About the Connections Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease”

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 talks Esca Bona 2017: Collaborating for Food System Change

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.

Class Action Suit Against Monsanto “Could Affect Hundreds of Workers”

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.