Economics and Policy

Food Waste Experts Highlight Policy Solutions for the Public and Private Sectors

The event highlights policy solutions that reduce food waste across the food supply chain and improve food security.

Supreme Court Rules Against California Farm Workers and Unions

Supreme Court decision could make it more difficult for union organizers to recruit farm workers in California.

New Book Addresses Hidden Costs of Food

A new book, the True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale, provides a new way to understand the social, human, economic and environmental costs of the food system.

Expanding Nutrition Initiatives in Lead-Up to U.N. Food Systems Summit

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is playing a key role in improving the nutrition landscape in Ethiopia.

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.