Economics and Policy

Food Tank’s Summer 2020 Reading List

Food Tank’s summer 2020 reading list includes books on a wide range of topics, including food access and culture in Black communities, food relief programs, and the effects of technology on global food supply chains.

New on the Podcast: Ricardo Salvador talks Science Advocacy

Ricardo Salvador, the Director of the Food and Environment program of the Union of Concerned Scientists talks science advocacy.

New on the Podcast: Rowen White Talks Indigenous Seed Sovereignty, and Viraj Puri Says Urban Greenhouses Can Transform Produce

On Food Talk Live: Rowen White, the director of Sierra Seeds and an Indigenous seed sovereignty advocate, describes the benefits of good seed stewardship. Later, Dani is joined by Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri to talk about how to make urban agriculture profitable, sustainable, and community-oriented.

New on the Podcast: Birgit Cameron and Kurt Beardslee Talk Recent Executive Order and the Fight to Restore Wild Fish Populations

Managing Director of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron, and Kurt Beardslee explain how the recent Executive Order could affect human health, coastal economies, and the fight to restore wild fish populations.

New on the Podcast: Dr. Felix Kwame Yeboah on Youth-Powered Agricultural Development

Dr. Felix Kwame Yeboah describes his work at the intersection of agricultural development and youth livelihoods in Africa.

New on the Podcast: Carlotta Mast on the Natural Products Industry and Russell Diez-Canseco talks Conscious Capitalism

Carlotta Mast with The New Hope Network joins the podcast to talk about the natural and organic products market and Russell Diez-Canseco of Vital Farms talks conscious capitalism.

New on the Podcast: Olivier De Schutter on Democratic Food Policy Reform

Olivier De Schutter describes his work at the intersection of human rights and food system reform.

New on the Podcast: Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

International leader in the farmworkers and immigrants’ rights movement, Baldemar Velasquez, discusses migrant workers and organizing for change

New on the Podcast: Labor Leader Marc Perrone Explains Why Food Workers Are Still at Risk for COVID-19

On Food Talk Live: Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, talks to Dani about labor issues during COVID-19.

New on the Podcast: Amy Senter on Leading Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Karen Lehman on Effective Ways to Fund Local Food Systems

According to Kellogg’s Amy Senter, the company is driving positive change in the food system through its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain. Fresh Taste director Karen Lehman describes her food system work and connecting large foundations with local communities, food producers and businesses.