Interviews

Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

In a new episode of ‘Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,’ Dani interviews Karen Karp, President of Karen Karp and Partners. Karen talks about how her consulting company focuses on economics and works with diverse stakeholders to develop regional food systems, increase access to healthy foods, and expand sustainable agriculture.

Making Food More Equitable in Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is one of the hungriest American cities. Lela Klein of Gem City Market tells Food Tank about how to turn Dayton’s food deserts into areas where all members have access to fresh and nutritious food.

Fireside Chat with San Diego’s Service Industry workers: Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning

Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning expose the realities of the San Diego labor force and how union organizations help relieve daily financial struggles for minimum wage workers.

A Conversation About Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Food Systems

Experts in agriculture, artificial intelligence, and technology sit down to discuss the current and future role of tech in agriculture. Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack opens the discussion.

Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Food System

Renske Lynde explains the mission of her accelerator Food System 6. Food entrepreneurs receive mentorship and access to a broad network to shape a new food system, focused on recycling value back to the communities and the environment.

Getting Ahead of Malnutrition Through Big Data

“If Google can do driverless cars, and we can tell a coffeemaker to start brewing while we’re still asleep,” Dr. Mercy Lung’aho tells Food Tank, “we can do something about malnutrition.”

Hugh Jackman Doesn't Get Just Any Coffee, He Gets His Fair Trade

“Coffee is a family business, and by family I also mean a community business, it relies on everybody.” Steingard explains, “Let’s affect not just the farmer and him or herself but also the family and the community.”

Creating a Data Democracy in Agricultural Research

Could making agricultural data open and accessible to everyone open the door to greater impact and better food system solutions?

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Tim Ma and Gabriele Corcos

“This is a land where there are too many calories that are available,” says Corcos, noting that 24-hour grocery stores and other conveniences overwhelm people to the point of wasting.

2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Improving Food Recovery Panel

“We need new generations to help create solutions to issues we’ve created in the past. We need more than economic return,” says Flor. “We need to care about nutrition, environment, biodiversity. It will require a different food system altogether.”