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Winners of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Awards Announced

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and the Thomson Reuters Foundation have announced the winners of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Awards. The awards recognize excellent professional and up-and-coming journalists from around the world who have focused their reporting on topics relating to food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition.

Food is Killing More Americans than Anything Else. Why Can’t Doctors Stop It?

Diet-related illnesses kill more Americans than anything else. Meanwhile, American medical schools don’t prepare doctors to provide comprehensive nutrition advice to patients. A growing faction of doctors is fighting back by teaching doctors to cook.

BCFN Award Recognizes Young Food System Researchers

This year’s winners are researching food security and interventions to improve mother/child health in Lebanon and integrated pest management to lower negative rice production impacts.

13 Researchers Advancing Soil Science

To celebrate World Soil Day, Food Tank is highlighting 13 soil scientists from around the globe working to better understand soils and promote practices for maintaining healthy, fertile lands.

A Seat at the Table of Austin’s New Inclusive Dinner Series

Austin-based Desert Me Not: Community Dinner series launched in June 2017 to inspire a collaborative effort between the organizations and individuals addressing food inequalities in Texas.

First Ever Food as Medicine Summit Held at Hunter College

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center will host its inaugural “Food as Medicine Summit — Bringing Everyone to the Table,” on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Young Farmers Conference Emphasizes Equality

The 10th Annual Young Farmers Conference is bringing together more than 300 farmers, chefs, and leaders in the food and agriculture movement to discuss an equitable and resilient way forward for agriculture.

Dr. Robert Graham Trades His White Lab Coat for Chef’s Whites

Dr. Robert Graham is a board-certified physician of both internal and integrative medicine who is a culinary student at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute. He is trading in his white lab coat for chef’s whites with the goal of expanding his toolkit both for use as a healthcare provider and as an advocate for a new model of integrative, lifestyle-focused healthcare.

14 Athletes and Dancers Fighting Hunger and Obesity

These 14 athletes and dancers are working to reduce global hunger and obesity and advocating for a better, healthier food system.

Leadership Award Recognizes Visionaries in Sustainability, Food Access, and Public Health

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of the seventh annual JBF Leadership Awards, celebrating visionaries who have made an impact in sustainability, food access, and public health.