Economics and Policy

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

Leaders from EU and U.S. Debate Farm to Fork Strategy and Future of Global Trade

According to EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, the pandemic underscores the critical need for a more sustainable, self-reliant European food system, which the new Farm to Fork Strategy is designed to achieve.

New E-book Finds COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Inequalities in Food Security

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries.

New FEED Act to Address Food Insecurity With Help From Restaurants

The new FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries Act will ease restrictions on federal aid to help state governments enlist restaurants for emergency food preparation.

New on the Podcast: Tom Colicchio and Irving Fain on Vertical Farming to Create a Sustainable and Safe Food System

Chef and Restaurateur Tom Colicchio and CEO of Bowery Farming Irving Fain discuss vertical farming and the ways that a localized farming model can create community resilience.

New on the Podcast: Teresa Romero Discusses Justice for Farmworkers

Teresa Romero, president of United Farm Workers, discusses food justice, fair pay, and the food system after COVID-19