Food Heroes

14 Women Changing Food Around the World

From empowering smallholder farmers in the developing world, to building food as medicine into the medical system, to re-imagining a more accessible and sustainable grocery store, these women are changing the way we eat around the world. Here are their stories.

Meet the Chef Leading Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Scene

Creating a sustainable food system that contains fish is possible, but requires us to look beyond the fillet. Chef Josh Niland from the Australian restaurant Saint Peter talks about how it can be done.

Chefs Uniting to End Waste and Hunger

Keeping gourmet meals from going into the trash not only feeds those in need, it can also improve environmental outcomes and help California reach its waste diversion goal by 2020.

Remembering Luca Virginio, Advocate of International Collaboration for Sustainability

Food Tank celebrates the legacy of Luca Virginio, Chief Communication and External Relations Officer at Barilla Group and the Barilla Food & Nutrition Foundation Vice Chairman.

Preventing Food Waste in Brazilian Favelas

Through promoting the use of all parts of vegetables, Favela Orgânica is promoting a nutritious lifestyle for all parts of Rio de Janeiro.

Spain’s First Food Sharing App Is Tackling Food Waste

Yonodesperdicio is the first web-mobile application in Spain for collaborative consumption to reduce household food waste.

Using Greenhouses to Help Farmers Build Climate Resilience

Nonprofit Kheyti has designed an affordable greenhouse which allows farmers to grow seven times the amount of food using 90 percent less water, stabilize incomes, and build climate resilience.

Voting for Food Tank’s SXSW Panels on Diversity and Food Policy

Voting is now open for SXSW Panels including Food Tank’s panels featuring LGBTQ+ visibility, farmworker rights, and food in the 2020 election.

How OzHarvest Is Helping Australia Halve Its Food Waste by 2030

Australia’s plan to halve food waste by 2030 is a lofty goal, but the country’s biggest food rescue organization, OzHarvest, is working hard to make it happen.

Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

Brighter Bites co-founders Lisa Helfman and Dr. Shreela Sharma provide fresh and healthy food options to families living far away from supermarkets.