Policy and Organizing

Collective Power Can Help Us Buy Better Food, Says Jose Oliva

At a recent Food Tank Live event in Chicago, Dani had the chance to speak with Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance. Their mission is to use collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for the farmer, the consumer, and the economy.

Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body

How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.

UAE’s Food Waste Pledge and Winnow Tackle US$4 Billion Problem

The pledge calls on the hospitality sector to adopt waste-saving and efficient food production practices powered by new technologies.

Opinion | California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget that proposes US$80 million for school food programs serving more than 3.5 million children in the state.

We Must Listen to Indigenous Communities: Food Tank in Arizona

Food Tank and ASU’s summit in Arizona brought together innovators from Native communities who advocated for a better understanding of Indigenous foodways.

Native American Agriculture Fund Is Helping Empower Farmers

A new agriculture fund is supporting Tribal nations and communities in their efforts to revitalize ancient food systems throughout the United States.

Proposed Bill May Aide Small-, Medium-Sized Farms

Senator Cory Booker’s Farm System Reform Act legislation may shake-up CAFOs and provide a fair living to family-led farms. 

New Report Explores the Environmental Impact of Food Packaging

A new report says that we as consumers pursue healthy and sustainable eating habits, but still overlook the impact of food packaging on the environment.

We’re Too Close to the Edge of Planetary Boundaries, Says Walter Willett

Alex Sammon, author, and Walter Willett of EAT-Lancet and Harvard host an inter-generational conversation about transforming diets to protect the planet’s boundaries.

Break Economic and Nutrition Policy Out of Their Silos for Real Change

Dr. Sara Bleich of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health sits down with Sarah Blackburn of Edible Boston to talk about the key to effective nutrition policies.