Events

An Unprecedented Year of Action

After a busy 2021, Food Tank is reflecting on all that we learned from the leaders and visionaries who highlighted opportunities for change in the food system.

How a New Bill Can Help Fight Food Waste and Hunger

A new bipartisan Bill is designed to help food businesses, retailers, farmers, and more donate food to those in need.

Food Businesses, Nonprofits Urge Congress to Remove Barriers to Food Donation

The Food Donation Improvement Act of 2021 has the potential to cut food waste and help bring safe, quality food to the millions of U.S. residents who experience food insecurity.

Food Systems Change Takes a Community: “No One Can Do This Alone”

Farmers, food systems advocates, and business leaders discuss the ways that food systems can help to empower people and support the planet.

Breaking Down Silos and Amplifying Young Voices at Eat4Change

On November 8, UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) attendees including national-level stakeholders and civil society groups gathered at the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland for Eat4Change, a dinner to celebrate the power of food to transform people and planet.…

Food Security Policy Must Consider Local Context: “Climate Change and Poverty Are Inherently Sexist”

Climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on global food security, and these impacts are falling disproportionately on women.

Healthy and Sustainable Diets Are Critical to Reaching 1.5°C Climate Goal

Even if all other sectors decarbonize completely, carbon emissions from food systems alone would use nearly all of the emissions budget for both 1.5°C and 2°C goals.

The “Runaway Train” Rush to Plant Trees Ignores a Critical Global Ecosystem

Grasslands and savannahs represent some of the world’s richest and most diverse land areas, yet the importance of these ecosystems has long been ignored.

What Does a Just Transition Look Like for the Meat Sector?

Especially in the last decade, the discourse surrounding the meat sector often oversimplifies a complex ecosystem down to good actors versus bad actors.

Regaining Power Through Food: Food System Vision Prize Winners Showcased at COP26

Taking these projects from vision to reality means bringing food systems to the forefront of global conversations surrounding climate.