Food Tank Summit

30+ Food Leaders Convene in San Diego

We will hear from more than 30 speakers and panelists from the food and agriculture world in the San Diego area and around the globe, including David Bronner, Ryland Engelhart, Jessica Greendeer, and many more! Journalists from NPR and NBC 7 will moderate the panel discussions between these diverse and engaging food leaders.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Tim Ma and Gabriele Corcos

“This is a land where there are too many calories that are available,” says Corcos, noting that 24-hour grocery stores and other conveniences overwhelm people to the point of wasting.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Improving Food Recovery Panel

“We need new generations to help create solutions to issues we’ve created in the past. We need more than economic return,” says Flor. “We need to care about nutrition, environment, biodiversity. It will require a different food system altogether.”

Food For Thought, 25 Organizations Growing Change

As we countdown to the November 14th Food Tank Summit, we highlight 25 organizations in San Diego building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle sits down with Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg to talk food activism and how every eater can start local to help build a better food system by voting with their dollars.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Solving On-Farm Food Loss

“We need new generations to help create solutions to issues we’ve created in the past. We need more than economic return,” says Flor. “We need to care about nutrition, environment, biodiversity. It will require a different food system altogether.”

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Restaurants and Companies Fighting Food Waste

There is a consensus between the panelists that education is key. “We need to educate the kitchen staff to be creative and be able to use waste to create new dishes,” says Dadisi Olutosin, Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer of Plated Food Groupe.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Roy Steiner and Rhea Suh

“It can take 10 years to get maize to give you a 15-percent increase in productivity,” says Steiner, who previously worked in plant breeding. “And in one year you can get a 15-percent reduction in loss,” by implementing food loss mitigation strategies. 

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Dan Barber

Rather than focus on features like storage and uniformity, by breeding for flavor and nutrition—as well as for specific farming regions—we can grow better food and build a better food system, says Barber.

In case you missed it: Watch the NYC Food Tank Summit on Food Loss and Food Waste

In case you missed it, you can watch the full NYC Summit on Food Loss and Food Waste on YouTube. Questions from the audience and engaging dialogue among speakers and panelists helped generate new ideas and spark action towards combating food loss and food waste from within communities, cities, and governments.