Policy and Organizing

A New Policy Platform to Navigate the Intersection of Food and Technology

Food Tank, in collaboration with Refresh Working Group, is introducing a policy platform to help identify best practices when working at the intersection of technology in the food system.

Report Details Harmful Consequences of Prison Food Policies

Impact Justice’s new report detailing prison food policies and practices shows what message we are sending to people who are incarcerated through food.

Remembering Wayne Roberts: Advocate for Sustainable Food Systems

Canadian writer and food policy analyst Wayne Roberts, best known for his work with the Toronto Food Policy Council, has died at the age of 76.

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.