Interviews

Creating Partnerships in Tokyo is Key to Effective Government Food Initiatives

Dr. Naoki Kondo, a social epidemiologist, talks about the Vegi-tabe Life Project implemented for promoting vegetable consumption of Adachi Ward residents in Tokyo, Japan, while emphasizing that creating partnerships is crucial for better results.

“Startups are pushing big companies to think outside the box”

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg moderated a discussion on ways to create sustainability in the food system, consumer habits around snacking, and if businesses can be kind to the planet while still producing delicious foods.

Revitalizing rural economies in South Korea

According to Kyoungsoo Lim, we should devise new ways of selling produce and make more side jobs available for a more liveable rural community in South Korea.

Time to “Say No” to Atlantic Salmon in Australia

Aquaculture may be a key player in providing food security to a growing population, but if it isn’t done carefully, the environment on which it relies can pay the price.

Sounding the Alarm on North Carolina’s Poultry Industry

How poultry waste is the largest and fastest growing source of nutrient pollution in North Carolina, what this means for the environment and communities, and a new study with the Environmental Working Group.

Indian Celebrity Chef Cooks Up Traditional Grains and Fair Prices for Farmers

Ranveer Brar is an Indian celebrity chef who informs consumers about traditional cooking, while also empowering farmers through his work with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

Cargill and Heifer International Want There to be a Chicken in Every Pot

The Hatching Hope Initiative is a new collaboration between Heifer International and Cargill. Food Tank spoke with the CEO of Heifer International to find out how convincing more women to raise chickens will sustainably reduce hunger and poverty for 100 million people by 2030.

YES!BAT Encourages Rice Farms to Use Bats Instead of Pesticide

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Young Earth Solutions winner in 2017 is using bats an integrated pest management system to replace or drastically reduce pesticide use in rice fields and to improve biodiversity and conservation management.

Traditional Crops in Western Africa Are at Risk from Outdated Seed Laws

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

Four Food Advocates are Speaking Up Against an Unfair System that is Causing Hunger to Persist

Four food advocates discuss their views on the state of our food system. They explore the relationship between class, race, and food access, investing in local farm programs, and young people’s hopeful role in sustainable agriculture.