Farmers

    New Index Helps Countries Boost Food Systems Sustainability

    Countries have generally high agrobiodiversity but need to step up to foster sustainability in food and agriculture, a new index from Bioversity International shows.

    Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

    Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

    Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security

    Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.

    Selecting the Language and Stories to Transform Food

    Food Tank’s San Francisco Food For Thought challenged the Bay Area to think more critically about the language and stories we choose to call for change in the food system. The results? More diversity, specificity, and empowerment.

    Harmonizing Seed Rules in West and Central Africa

    CORAF and partners have coordinated uniform seed rules, which spurs seed import and export among neighboring African states.

    Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

    Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

    FoodShot Prize Invests in the Future of Food and Soil

    The FoodShot Prize gives support to the most innovative ideas for feeding 10 billion people by 2050 healthfully, sustainably, and equitably; this years’ winners focus on enhancing agronomy.

    The Trick to Better Chickens: Honoring Their Ancestry, Says Wadiak

    CEO of Cooks Venture Matt Wadiak talks about what even cautious eaters don’t know about how their chickens are raised and the potential for happier, more nutrient-dense chickens through better raising practices.

    Opinion | Bringing Food Cold Chains to More People in India

    Only 4 percent of India’s perishable crops move through cold-chains, a big reason why food losses and malnourishment are still pervasive in the world’s second most populous country.

    The 29 Books on Food Tank’s Summer Reading List

    While summer is normally the season for getting away from it all, instead we challenge our readers to dive deeper into the areas of the food system in which they desire change with these 29 books.