Food Security

Our Understanding of Food Isn’t Good Enough in D.C.

As part of Food Tank’s first bi-monthly event on Capitol Hill on May 10, moderator Frank Sesno sat down with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Geeta Sethi, and Norbert Wilson to talk about the areas of the food system that policies must address for improved health world-wide.

Break Silos Between Food and Health for Better Policy

On May 10, Food Tank visited the U.S. Capitol, joining experts like Kathleen Merrigan, Robert Graham, Gregory Cooper, and Rep. James P. McGovern to define the connection between agriculture and health for better food policy.

Stop Sowing Those Seeds! Outdated Laws in Western Africa Restrict Farmer's Crop Choices

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

Opinion | Science-Based Food Policies: What Works, What Doesn’t

Policy and nutrition experts discuss the benefits and challenges of research-driven food policies at the Global Summit on Food Security, organized by Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA).

Drought in the Southwest Forces Food Education to Adapt

Experiential education curriculum developer, Erin Bohm, sets the new standard for food education in drought prone regions. Highlighting the importance of soil health, crop variety, and community, drought-resilient education seeks to build a new generation of farmers and citizens.

Opinion | Mindful Eating Could Rebuild Health for Communities of Color

Chefs, community activists, and a pastor participate in a roundtable discussion at the KFLA Global Summit in Atlanta discuss how to improve the health of low-income communities of color.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

Global Changemakers Meet in Atlanta to Address Food Security

More than 200 changemakers convened at the Global Summit on Food Security in Atlanta. With a community of experts and advocates, Food Tank explored ways to better understand equity issues through the lens of food.

A New Global Agriculture: Using Big Data to Bring Farmers Together

For centuries, farmers have been isolated—geographically, economically, technologically. Big Data has the potential to transform agriculture in the 21st century and create a new global commons for agricultural knowledge that could allow farmers from Missouri to Myanmar to learn from one another.

Confronting Gender Bias in Agriculture Takes Daily Work, Says Maiga of CORAF

Mariame Maiga of WECARD/CORAF talks about how confronting gender inequity in Africa is a daily obligation for anyone working in agricultural research and sustainable development.