Policy and Organizing

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: There Are No Healthy People on an Unhealthy Planet

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have the potential to better public health and the environment. But in recently released 2020-2025 guidelines do not go far enough.

Senate Re-Introduction of AQUAA Act Could Be a Cause for Concern

A recent report published by FoodPrint and the North Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) finds the current expansion of large scale aquaculture is unsustainable and may cause serious harm to traditional fishing structures.

Farm Workers Organizations Demand Protections As Essential Workers

Farm worker organizations and their allies are working to support farmer workers’ protection, rights, and respect as essential workers.

Farmers Fight For Right To Repair Their Own Equipment

Kevin Kenney talks about the Right to Repair movement and how manufacturers are hindering farmers’ ability to work on their own machinery.

121 Food Organizations to Watch in 2021

Ahead of the new year, Food Tank is highlighting 121 organizations that are working to build a stronger and more just food system.

Environmental Groups Back Rep. Andy Levin for Labor Secretary

Environmental groups announce their support for Rep. Andy Levin (D-Michigan) as President-Elect Joe Biden’s Labor Secretary, recognizing him as coalition builder and champion for the environment.

Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan Prioritizes Justice in the Food System

The Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan seeks to prioritize equity in the region’s food system.

USDA Proposal Aims to Loosen School Nutrition Standards

A proposed rule by the USDA will reintroduce 1 percent chocolate milk, cut in half whole grain serving requirements, and relax sodium restrictions.

17 Movements in South America Fighting for Food and Land Sovereignty

These 17 movements are advocating and fighting for food sovereignty and sustainable land management in South America.

DC Offers Another Round of Relief to Restaurants

Mayor Muriel Bowser will award up to 700 grants to DC’s hardest-hit restaurants.