Food Tank

18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

The American Southwest is a place of stunning biodiversity, which is being threatened by urbanization and habitat destruction. These organizations, many of which are rooted in indigenous communities, are working to protect and honor the region’s diversity.

We Need More Biodiversity in Our Food System

Ann Tutwiler commends the women who use biodiversity as a powerful tool for global nutrition, soil enrichment, water quality, and climate adaptation.

Supporting Indigenous Foodways Is For Everyone, Says Daniels

A registered Native Hawai’ian, Daniels is using the Good Food Purchasing Program to push public institutions to support diverse food producers.

Miyoko’s Kitchen: Leading the Dairy Revolution

When asked why she uses a political term like revolution to discuss cheese, Miyoko answers matter-of-factly, then elaborates connecting all of the political decisions that get made to take a glass of cow’s milk from subsidy to table.

Indigikitchen Is Bringing Native Food Sovereignty Online

Indigikitchen is providing a platform to help disseminate Indigenous food recipes and help eaters recognize their impact on the planet. 

The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about learning from indigenous wisdom in the food system.

Food System Vision Prize Pushes for Solutions—and Hope

“You create what you imagine. Right now, we’re at risk of perishing because we’ve become so good at describing the [dystopian] world we don’t want,” says Roy Steiner.

Integrating Sustainability Into Supply Chains—It Takes Data

Land’ O Lakes Tina May and Campbell’s Don Sonke discuss how agtech tool TruTerra Insights Engine is revolutionizing traditional farming.

Proposed Bill May Aide Small-, Medium-Sized Farms

Senator Cory Booker’s Farm System Reform Act legislation may shake-up CAFOs and provide a fair living to family-led farms. 

Opinion | A Food Support System for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

A food support system for Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, beginning with local farmers who grow fruits and vegetables to the local kitchens that cook and serve them, is critical and is bringing hope to Venezuelan families during this refugee crisis.