Food Heroes

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.

Documentary Screening to Support American Farmland Trust

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope,” wrote Berry.

Celebrity Chef Jose Andrés Is Feeding More Than 5,000 Victims of Hurricane Maria

Celebrity chef Jose Andrés and the team of the World Central Kitchen are working alongside local Puerto Rican chefs to feed more than 5,000 Puerto Ricans per day in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Remembering Gus Schumacher: Farm Hero and Food Justice Advocate

Gus Schumacher, food justice advocate and farmers market proponent, passed away at age 77.