Farmers

Food Tech Startup Aims to Offer a More Sustainable Jackfruit-Based Meat Alternative

The Singapore-based food tech startup Karana Foods is working to support biodiversity and benefit farmers, consumers, and chefs, through a meat alternative made from jackfruit.

Is Fake Meat a False Promise? New Report Exposes the Politics of Alternative Proteins

The new Politics of Protein report by IPES-Food finds that fake meats “risk recreating the same problems of our industrial food system.”

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $105M to New Good Food Strategy

The Strategy marks the Foundation’s largest commitment to nutrition in its 109-year history.

For a Hog Farmer in Iowa, Staying Small Isn’t Easy

The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.

Food Tank’s Spring 2022 Book List

Food Tank is rounding up 20 titles that celebrate ancestral farming practices, document the importance of marine ecosystems, introduce readers to new recipes, and more.

“Without the Farm Worker This Business Doesn’t Get to Exist,” Says Soren Bjorn

Following a watch party for the “The Last Harvest” at SXSW, speakers discussed immigration policy, the essential status of farm workers, and the intersection of food and technology.

Vital Farms: “We’re aligned around something much bigger than selling eggs”

At the Future of Food @ SXSW, Jennifer Gregg says companies need to ask what crew members need and rally behind it, rather than telling them what they need.

New Initiative Supports Underserved Farmers

Daily Harvest, American Farmland Trust (AFT) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) announce a new partnership that will help underserved farmers strengthen their farms and transition to sustainable agricultural practices.

USDA Invests US$1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture

USDA announces a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects to support practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.

Rodale Institute Launches Course on Regenerative Agriculture

To provide resources for consumers interested in learning the basics of food and farming, Rodale Institute launches a new free online course.