Food Tank

Announcing the Third Annual D.C. Food Tank Summit Speaker Lineup

As the first major bipartisan food policy summit post-inauguration, the event will gather dozens of expert speakers who are top leaders across all sectors of the food industry,

Call to Action: Reshaping the Public’s Perception of Carbohydrates in a Healthy Diet

The Mediterranean is well-known for its intoxicating cuisines of simple, fresh dishes. According to the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, this diet is a healthy and sustainable model for everyone. What’s its secret? A hearty dose of carbohydrates.

Nine Women of Color Who are Changing the Food Industry

In an industry dominated by white men, these women of color are making a name for themselves as chefs, CEOs, and leaders in food.

Twelve Organizations Promoting Urban Agriculture around the World

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines urban agriculture as “the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities” to provide fresh food, generate employment, recycle waste, and strengthen cities’ resilience to…

Food Sustainability Media Award to Highlight Food System Paradoxes, Propose Solutions

BCFN and the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a Food Sustainability Media Award to recognize exceptional professional and up and coming storytellers in written, photo, and video.

Climate Change, Labor, and Transportation Under a Trump Administration

President-elect Trump’s picks for Cabinet positions suggest a stark departure from the priorities of the current administration.

How Food Prices Will Be Affected by Climate Change, an Interview with Dr. Brian Gould

According to a 2015 report from the World Food Programme (WFP), climate change presents risks to the whole food system, from production, through distribution to consumption. Since the U.S. produces 40 percent of the world’s corn, production shocks in the…

Soda Taxes Do More than Discourage Consumption

Soda taxes can do more than reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages—they can improve the health and economic wellbeing of communities, found a series of reports published by Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Promoting Soil Carbon Sequestration: An Interview with Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground is leveraging a simple concept, soil carbon sequestration, to improve agriculture and edible gardening.

10 Facts About Healthy Soil

The soil is made up of air, water, decayed plant residue, organic matter, and minerals, such as sand, silt, and clay. Increasing soil organic matter typically improves soil health, as this organic matter affects several critical soil functions. Healthy soils…