Food Heroes

    Transforming Nutrition: An Interview with Tambra Stevenson

    Food Tank sat down with WANDA founder and CEO Tambra Stevenson to discuss how her background in nutrition combined with her commitment to youth and female empowerment is changing the food system.

    Food, Business, and Sustainability: An Intersection Revolutionizing the Food System

    Kristen Rainey works to fight food waste and promote plant-based diets at Google. She spoke with Food Tank about the biggest problems she sees in today’s food system, and discussed innovative solutions to these challenges.

    Respect Your Elders—Plants!

    His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, is using his platform to push world leaders—and world eaters—to respect, honor, value, and most importantly protect the world’s agricultural diversity.  

    Haile Thomas Inspires Healthy Lifestyles with Food System Education

    Haile Thomas of HAPPY educates younger generations about plant-based diets and healthy lifestyle choices to create positive change in the food system. She will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit in February.

    Observations from a “Shithole” Country and a Note to President Trump

    While visiting the West African country of Senegal, Food Tank President, Danielle Nierenberg, reflects on U.S. President Trump’s infamous statement about “Haiti and African countries” and the damage the President has inflicted.

    Kimbal Musk Wants to Bring #RealFood to 100,000 Schools Across America

    Kimbal Musk has announced that his nonprofit is going national, being renamed Big Green, and expanding into its seventh city, Detroit, to build 100 outdoor Learning Garden classrooms across the Motor City.

    16 Young Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing Food and Farming

    These 16 young entrepreneurs are at the forefront of reducing food loss and waste, increasing crop yields, improving market access, developing novel technologies, and increasing urban and sustainable farming practices across the globe.

    Remembering Calestous Juma: Scholar and Champion of Innovation

    Scholar, advocate, and trusted advisor Dr. Calestous Juma wrote extensively on the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial intelligence, and politics. At his death, he was a beloved faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School.

    Susan Ungaro’s Reflections on 11 Years As President of the James Beard Foundation

    After 11 years at the helm, Susan Ungaro is stepping down from the role of president of the James Beard Foundation (JBF). Food Tank had the opportunity to sit down with Ungaro ahead of her departure from the Foundation and discuss the elements of her legacy that she is most proud of, the challenges from which she learned the most, and what’s next, both for her and for JBF.

    New Video Series Explores Local Food Initiatives Across North America

    This 10-part documentary series highlights the work of the farmers, small-businesses, and food advocates that are building stronger and healthier food communities. Read about this filmmaker’s experience of traveling 4,800 kilometers from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, interviewing the heroes of North American local food.