Policy and Organizing

18 Youth Inspiring Change Across the Food System

In honor of International Youth Day, Food Tank has highlighting 18 youth who are building a stronger the food system for the future.

U.S. Fishers Urge Congress to Aid Small Operations Affected by COVID-19

A coalition of over 200 U.S. fishers and seafood industry groups is working to increase federal aid for fishing operations impacted by COVID-19.

Parents in Lebanon Barter on Facebook through Food Crisis

With the economy in freefall, Lebanese families are resorting to Facebook bartering platforms to exchange goods and services for food.

Biden’s Ambitious Goals for Climate and Agriculture Require Bolder Strategies

The final draft of the Democratic National Convention Platform promises to help slow climate change and proposes a net zero emissions goal for agriculture, but Joe Biden’s strategies do not go far enough. There is still time to change that.

Social and Environmental Justice Activists React to EU Farm to Fork Strategy

The EU’s new Farm to Fork strategy marks a turning point in climate change legislation, setting forth principles to alleviate the environmental and social impacts of food production and food consumption

New on the Podcast: Tom Colicchio and Irving Fain on Vertical Farming to Create a Sustainable and Safe Food System

Chef and Restaurateur Tom Colicchio and CEO of Bowery Farming Irving Fain discuss vertical farming and the ways that a localized farming model can create community resilience.

New on the Podcast: Teresa Romero Discusses Justice for Farmworkers

Teresa Romero, president of United Farm Workers, discusses food justice, fair pay, and the food system after COVID-19

15 Inspiring Quotes and Questions to Guide the Food System Forward 

What does the future of the food system look like? How do we get there? These questions and quotes from food system leaders help shine a light on the road ahead for farmers, advocates, journalists, chefs, agricultural workers, business owners, grocery store employees, scientists, entrepreneurs, and eaters.

New Tool Enables Decision Makers to See What Works in their Food Systems

The Food Systems Dashboard, created by Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World, GAIN, and FAO, offers a comprehensive view of over 230 countries’ food systems.

A Call for Community-Based Seed Diversity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is pushing America’s seed diversity and sovereignty to a crisis point — and how we respond could affect our food security and even national security for years to come, writes Gary Paul Nabhan.