Policy and Organizing

Food Businesses, Nonprofits Urge Congress to Remove Barriers to Food Donation

The Food Donation Improvement Act of 2021 has the potential to cut food waste and help bring safe, quality food to the millions of U.S. residents who experience food insecurity.

Is USAID’s Feed The Future Initiative Sustainable?

Feed The Future works in 19 countries across the globe, but hasn’t provided feedback on their progress towards self-reliance in more than two years.

Food Security Policy Must Consider Local Context: “Climate Change and Poverty Are Inherently Sexist”

Climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on global food security, and these impacts are falling disproportionately on women.

Healthy and Sustainable Diets Are Critical to Reaching 1.5°C Climate Goal

Even if all other sectors decarbonize completely, carbon emissions from food systems alone would use nearly all of the emissions budget for both 1.5°C and 2°C goals.

True Cost Accounting to Drive “the Biggest Change in Farming Since the Industrial Revolution”

The global population consumes about US$9 trillion of food each year, but the external cost of that food is more than double that—US$19.8 trillion.

Philanthropy’s Role in the Climate Emergency: “Transformation means challenging the status quo”

Philanthropy spends billions on issue areas that are implicitly connected to food systems, yet food issues are seldom explicitly addressed in funding strategies.

“Food Can Be the Linchpin for Change” Across Global Issues

While global forums have recently put a heavier focus on important topics like regenerative agriculture and food waste, healthy and sustainable diets are often left off the table.

Climate Goals Require “Radical Action” from Food and Beverage Businesses

Because of their immense power, food and beverage companies can help support governments and civil society to achieve major climate goals—or, they can do the opposite.

Local Government Leaders Sign the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration at COP26

Participants called upon world leaders to recognize that local governments and communities are critical leaders in food systems sustainability.

American Diet Creates Public Health Crisis, Experts Say

Experts say the American diet has caused a huge wave of chronic illness. Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities experience the worst of it.