Food Heroes

Dr. Rattan Lal Awarded World Food Prize 2020

Dr. Rattan Lal, founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize.

New on the Podcast: Kari Hamerschlag on Advocating for Worker Protections and Healthier Climate-Friendly Food.

Kari Hamerschlag on investing in frontline food workers, regional food economies, and healthy, climate-friendly food.

24 LGBTQ+ Farms and Organizations Celebrating Community Through Food and Agriculture

The LGBTQ+ farmers and collectives on this running list are creating supportive spaces for themselves and other members of the queer community, keeping agricultural traditions alive, and honoring the land.

Watch: A Growing Culture’s Daylong Broadcast Celebrating Black Voices on Juneteenth

All the conversations are available to stream online. Presenters included Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, farmers Leah Penniman and Karen Washington, and more.

New on the Podcast: Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

International leader in the farmworkers and immigrants’ rights movement, Baldemar Velasquez, discusses migrant workers and organizing for change

New on the Podcast: Labor Leader Marc Perrone Explains Why Food Workers Are Still at Risk for COVID-19

On Food Talk Live: Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, talks to Dani about labor issues during COVID-19.

New on the Podcast: Chef Marc Murphy on the Restaurant Industry and Finding New Opportunities

Renowned New York City Chef, Marc Murphy, joins Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg to discuss his career, new opportunities, food culture, and the restaurant industry emerging from the fallout of coronavirus

Brooklyn Nonprofit Rethinks Food Waste to Feed New Yorkers During COVID-19

Rethink Food, a nonprofit that reduces and reuses excess food from restaurants and grocery stores, launched several emergency programs to create jobs and distribute meals to people in need.

22 Individuals and Organizations Building Stronger Black Communities and Food Systems

It’s time for people of all backgrounds to call for an end to racist and hateful violence. These organizations and individuals represent just a portion of the efforts underway to fight racism and inequality and to build stronger Black communities and food systems.

New on the Podcast: Devon Klatell, Dr. Katie Wilson Talk the Role of Philanthropy, School Lunches, and Access to Healthy Food

The Managing Director of The Rockefeller Foundation Devon Klatell discusses how philanthropies can empower the food system. Then, Danielle talks with Dr. Katie Wilson about the importance of school nutrition staff employees and how policymakers can help increase access to food in a safe manner.