Food Tank

Opinion | New Diet, New Destiny? Saving the Planet Takes More Than Changing What We Eat

Can changing our diet save the planet? When the EAT-Lancet Commission launched a new landmark report last month, it was widely interpreted as saying that forking down less red meat and more vegetables should ensure that we can provide nutritious food for 10 billion people while maintaining a healthy Earth.

At Clover Sonoma, Supporting Farmers Brings Urbanites to the Farm

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” CEO of Clover Sonoma Marcus Benedetti talks about maintaining a diary connected to a network of partnerships with family-owned fairy farms.

The World Food Program Uses Innovation to Disrupt Hunger

The World Food Program’s high-tech, groundbreaking projects aim to identify and nurture radical solutions to hunger.

Project Drawdown’s Narrative for Climate Change: 100 Solutions

Paul Hawken’s new book Drawdown outlines 100 ways the world is working to protect the climate— straightforward enough that readers can do it too.

Opinion | Does More Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Mean Higher Crop Yield?

Our global capacity to achieve food security will strongly depend on how crops and agroecosystems will be impacted by climate change. Unfortunately, rising levels of atmospheric CO2 will have more negative than positive effects on our food systems.

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Microplastics in the Food System

Move over pesticides—there is a new interloper jeopardizing the health of food systems across the globe, and you are likely wearing it, sitting on it, or drinking from it right now.

14 Organizations Changing the Face of America’s Farmers

To celebrate this week’s World Day of Social Justice, Food Tank is highlighting the organizations doing more to support minority farmers and transform America’s farming narrative.

We Don’t Want to Be Bigger, We Want Farmers With Values—Niman Ranch’s Jeff Tripician

At Niman Ranch, keeping the family farming tradition alive takes anything but stagnation: General Manager Jeff Tripician describes the farming network’s evolution to better support farming families, young farmers, and rural communities.

Opinion | Digitization, Technology, and Farming—Who’s Got the Power?

Agriculture has always embraced technology, from ploughs to cell phones. Oliver Moore of Paris-based NGO, ARC 2020, discusses the digitization of agriculture and the power relations between corporates and agroecological farmers.

How Behavioral Science Can Nudge Consumers Towards Sustainable Food Decisions

Behavioral scientists want to fill grocery carts, take-away containers, and fridges with sustainable food, without consumers needing to think twice about it.