On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” We bring you to a recent Food Tank Live event at The Hatchery in Chicago. Journalist Dawn Reiss sat down with Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago…
A new wave of genetically modified animals is coming. Friends of the Earth’s Dana Perls calls for an end to altering animals—in favor of fixing farms.
Food Tank is traveling to Anaheim, CA to participate in the Natural Products Expo West 2019—an event that hosts thousands of companies in the natural products industry.
The Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas, which was the product of some 17 years of diplomatic work led by the international peasant alliance La Via Campesina, formally extends human rights protections to farmers whose “seed sovereignty” is threatened by government and corporate practices.
López Obrador’s victory in Mexico brings hope for Mexican farmers expecting more self-sufficiency through a reduction in dependence on imports, chemical-intensive production methods, and GMOs. Promises of support for sustainable practices on small and medium-scale farms are on the horizon.
Valentin Thurn’s new film 10 Billion What’s On Your Plate is available now on Video On Demand. Watch to see how we’re going to feed 10 billion people by the year 2050.
The U.S. Congress is currently writing a new version of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that will determine the future of food and agriculture for the next four years. Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, could use his position to undermine the power of the National Organic Standards Board. The Board is a valuable source of democratic representation in the regulatory process for agriculture across the United States.
As Congress battles over this year’s Farm Bill — the massive US$87 billion a year legislation dictating the nation’s food and farming policies — it’s critical we spend all this money wisely. As taxpayers and eaters, everyone has a stake in making sure this huge investment results in a healthier food system for the future.
Jessie Bovay, Director of Business Development at Mercaris: “The solutions to food insecurity and access will come from worldwide collaboration”