Agriculture

14 Women Changing Food Around the World

From empowering smallholder farmers in the developing world, to building food as medicine into the medical system, to re-imagining a more accessible and sustainable grocery store, these women are changing the way we eat around the world. Here are their stories.

A Next-Gen Food and Ag Accelerator Launches for Young Entrepreneurs

In tandem with its annual competition, Thought For Food is launching its Digital Labs, a digital accelerator designed for young food and agriculture entrepreneurs. Participants will have access to mentorship, resources, and a global network.

Trees That Feed Foundation Expands Programs to 17 Countries

Trees that Feed is providing breadfruit trees in 17 countries to create entire supply chains that help communities combat food insecurity, generate new forms of income, and develop self-sufficiency.

A New Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Farmworkers

The Agricultural Worker Program Act could help to bring stability to farmworkers, their communities, their agricultural employers, and our food system as a whole.

From Farms to Incubators: Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics Inc.

A new generation of women-led startups including Trace Genomics is providing novel solutions to agriculture’s problems with tech innovation.

Stonyfield Launches OpenTEAM Platform to Promote Sustainable Farming

Stonyfield Organic’s new OpenTEAM platform aims to provide farmers worldwide with a free data ecosystem to manage adaptive soil health on farms and reach carbon sequestration targets.

Remembering Stuart Levy: Scientist Behind Animal Husbandry Advocacy

Food Tank remembers Stuart Levy, a pioneer researcher pushing for better animal husbandry—with only responsible use of antibiotics.

21 Projects Democratizing Data for Farmers

These advances in AI and Big Data are making it easier and less laborious for farmers to understand small occurrences and larger trends on their farms.

Opinion | GMO Animals: From Lab to Factory Farm

A new wave of genetically modified animals is coming. Friends of the Earth’s Dana Perls calls for an end to altering animals—in favor of fixing farms.

New Report Finds That More Food Is Lost in Fields Than Previously Believed

A new report from Santa Clara University finds that more food is lost in the field than previously determined.