Policy and Organizing

Voting for Food Tank’s SXSW Panels on Diversity and Food Policy

Voting is now open for SXSW Panels including Food Tank’s panels featuring LGBTQ+ visibility, farmworker rights, and food in the 2020 election.

How OzHarvest Is Helping Australia Halve Its Food Waste by 2030

Australia’s plan to halve food waste by 2030 is a lofty goal, but the country’s biggest food rescue organization, OzHarvest, is working hard to make it happen.

Eat Local, Think Global: Rujuta Diwekar Talks Global Health Research

Rujuta Diwekar’s fitness initiative initially began as an effort to make nutrition accessible for everyday people in India. It’s findings make the case for a culturally relevant, regional approach to global nutrition policy.

Opinion | 2020 Democratic Candidates on Key Food and Agriculture Issues

Given that the food sector currently generates nearly one-third of all climate-change emissions, we need a Democratic candidate who will transition our food system away from industrial agriculture.

New Report Shows Both Hunger and Obesity on the Rise

The latest version of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report shows that rates of hunger and obesity are on the rise worldwide.

Opinion | Changing Agriculture from a GHG Emitter to Absorber

Regenerative agriculture is catching the eye of policymakers and companies that see these farming practices as good for boosting soil health and farmer resilience as well as reducing GHG emissions.

Opinion | How Grocery Lists Can Green the World

The free flow of information about food’s environmental footprint is critical for unleashing the growing eco-consumerism movement.

Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

An Unexpected Collaboration Is Reducing Food Waste in Illinois

It Can be Done: The Wasted Food Solutions Task Force is bringing together organizations from all ends of the food recovery network in Illinois, fighting to reduce food waste through unique initiatives targeting policy, education, and asset-mapping.

Under Climate Change: the Policy Catalyzing Transformation

According to the panel of experts, food policy addressing GHG emissions, waste, and dietary patterns need this to transform food under climate change.