Economics and Policy

From Fish to Wrappers, PFAS Contaminate the Food System

Most people in the United States have PFAS in their blood, and food and food packaging makes up the bulk of their exposure to these persistent, widespread substances.

Redirecting Private Sector Finance for a Sustainable Food System

Panelists discuss how private investment must change to support sustainability in the food system.

Family Farm Action Alliance Report Shows Impacts of Consolidation in the Agrifood System

A new report from Family Farm Action Alliance, The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts, highlights corporate concentration in the food system.

Reusable Tableware Could Resolve China’s Plastic Problem

This solution could decrease waste production by over 90 percent and environmental emissions and water consumption by over 66 percent.

ReFED Launches New Roadmap, Digital Tools to Combat Food Waste

After data showed the amount of food waste in the U.S. was leveling off, ReFED created a suite of digital tools and data-driven solutions to make a larger impact on reducing waste.

Integrated Approach Is Needed for Food System Change, Says New Report

The FABLE Consortium’s recent report proposes strategies and pathways for 20 countries to develop sustainable land-use and food systems.

COVID-19 Spurs Demand in the Frozen Food Industry

Supply chains are adapting to the growing demand for frozen foods that are shelf stable and nutritious.

Seven Ways to Fight for Food Justice

In honor of World Justice Day, Food Tank is celebrating different ways to support food justice efforts around the world and the organizations committed to this work.

Supermarkets No Longer Able to Sell Foods Linked to Illegal Deforestation

A recent bill from the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs bans the country’s supermarkets from purchasing foods linked to illegal deforestation and land procurement practices.

Report Details Harmful Consequences of Prison Food Policies

Impact Justice’s new report detailing prison food policies and practices shows what message we are sending to people who are incarcerated through food.