Food Heroes

Urban Farming is a Vehicle to Giving Children a Way Forward

On Food Talk, Tony Hillery talks about how he started Harlem Grown after growing frustrated with the New York City school system: “I just got off the couch one day.”

21 Chefs Bringing Foraged Ingredients to the Table

Chefs across the globe are turning to an ancient practice for many of their ingredients: foraging the landscapes around them. By searching for herbs, fruits, roots, petals, and more from the wild, these chefs not only create fresh, flavorful dishes, but can also champion sustainable practices, indigenous produce, and a sense of adventure.

28 Inspirational People Working to Reduce Food Waste

With food waste a growing global concern, Food Tank has created a list of 28 individuals putting their skills to the task of reducing food waste.

Free, Sustainable School Lunch for All, a Pledge from Alice Waters

Alice Waters is advocating for a ‘‘free, sustainable school lunch for all students.’ Despite advances in school food, there remains a stigma around school lunch. Waters believes this can change through better food education and stronger procurement policies.

Creating a Common Language to Solve Hidden Costs of Food System

Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.

On Rise and Root Farm, “We’re Rooted Into Food and Social Justice”

Karen Washington wants people to imagine a new face for American farmers: the workers on farms who produce the world’s food yet often face discrimination and food insecurity.

“Doing It Better” Is a Brennan Tradition in New Orleans

Food Tank’s first podcast features Dickie Brennan, a world-famous restaurateur, and his unique story combining traditional and modern techniques for elevating Creole food in New Orleans.

Building a Big Data Platform for Agriculture

The tools of Big Data hold a lot of promise for many industries including agriculture. But the expertise required to build a data management platform are still emerging. Dr. Medha Devare is an agronomist and data architect who is helping to lead the new CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

Helianti Hilman Brings an Entrepreneurial Vision to Traditional Indonesian Farming

Working with more than 50,000 farmers and 2,000 food artisans, Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia, shares how her social enterprise empowers farmers and promotes indigenous, biodiverse food.

Sustainable Gardening Benefits Environment, Gardeners, and Consumers: Interview with Shane Tippett

A creative partnership between Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and Kroger brings sustainable, organic gardening methods and hunger relief to a community in need.