Food Tank

Global Food Security During the War in Ukraine: Rising Prices and the Danger of Famine In Africa and Asia

The number of malnourished people may rise by more than 8 million in the coming year as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

New Book Lifts Up Traditional Farming Practices as a Solution to the Climate Crisis

Healing Grounds highlights traditional farming practices that can build resilience in response to climate change.

Farming Fish for a Food Secure Future in Algeria’s Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Refugees from Western Sahara are working to develop a tilapia farm in one of Algeria’s five camps, which would increase food security and build economic autonomy.

22 Global Medical Professionals Practicing Food as Medicine

As medical professionals recognize the tangible benefits of making food an integral part of preventing and fighting disease, Food Tank highlights 22 health professionals advancing the concept of food as medicine around the world.

Is Fake Meat a False Promise? New Report Exposes the Politics of Alternative Proteins

The new Politics of Protein report by IPES-Food finds that fake meats “risk recreating the same problems of our industrial food system.”

European Supermarket Chains Boycott Brazilian Beef Linked to Amazon Deforestation

Several supermarket chains in Europe are boycotting Brazilian beef in response to a report revealing major Brazilian meat producers like JBS S.A., Marfrig, and Minerva indirectly source cattle from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon.

The Coalition Fighting to Save Independent Restaurants

Chef and food advocate Tom Colicchio talks about the future of the hospitality industry and the changing culture of restaurants and explains why the issue of food waste is “low hanging fruit.”

From Emergency to Resilience: Building a Better Food System for New York City

Food system advocates and policymakers called for changes that support farmers, address system inequities, and take a holistic approach to food systems.

For Malawi, Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Presents Both Challenges and Opportunities

The war in Ukraine is expected to drive fuel, food, and fertilizer costs to historic highs in Malawi.

New Report Shows That More Colleges Have Every Reason to Ditch Toxic Pesticides

Transitioning to organic practices can have economic, environmental, and health benefits, research shows.