Economics and Policy

14 Latinx Food Change Makers

In recognition of National Latinx Heritage Month, Food Tank is celebrating the contributions of Latinx individuals across the food system.

New on the Podcast: Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh explain how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are exposing food workers’ rights abuses. They discuss the protections food workers urgently need.

Dreaming Out Loud Receives ReFED Grant to Recover Food Waste in D.C.

Dreaming Out Loud receives ReFED grant to recover 500,000 pounds of food in Washington D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8

New Study Highlights Natural Disaster’s Impact on Global Agriculture Network

A recent study from Columbia University models the impact of a climatic natural disaster.

Climate Change Threatens American Workers’ Health, Report Says

A recent report details the devastating effects of climate change on the health and safety of American workers.

How Mega-Dairy and Meat Production Are Heating Up the Planet

Shefali Sharma, director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, talks with FoodTank about her recent report “Milking the Planet” and the impact of the dairy industry on climate change.

U.S. Fishers Urge Congress to Aid Small Operations Affected by COVID-19

A coalition of over 200 U.S. fishers and seafood industry groups is working to increase federal aid for fishing operations impacted by COVID-19.

Parents in Lebanon Barter on Facebook through Food Crisis

With the economy in freefall, Lebanese families are resorting to Facebook bartering platforms to exchange goods and services for food.

Social and Environmental Justice Activists React to EU Farm to Fork Strategy

The EU’s new Farm to Fork strategy marks a turning point in climate change legislation, setting forth principles to alleviate the environmental and social impacts of food production and food consumption