Policy and Organizing

Opinion | New Campaign Launches to Reform Unjust Business Practices of Foodservice Giants

The Community Coalition for Real Meals wants to reorient the food business model away from “Big Food” and toward “Real Food”—food that supports producers, equity, and the environment.

Creating a Common Language to Solve Hidden Costs of Food System

Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.

Vote With Your Wallet and Change the Food System

Dr. Gunars Platais discusses the complexity of economics in the food system. He shows how every decision in the food system has both intended and unintended consequences and that an integrated approach can increase public interest in the food system.

Going Forward By Going Back: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

Plant biodiversity is rapidly declining and little research has been invested in sustainable and nutritious indigenous crops, which can lead to improved health outcomes and increased food security.

PRIME Act Passage Would Help Small Meat Producers Compete, Advocates Say

Many small farmers have to haul their livestock hours away to have them processed. Allowing the sale of meat from smaller, local slaughterhouses could help sustainable farms compete with huge corporations—but is it safe?

Nourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System: Q&A with Editor Danielle Nierenberg

Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, discusses her work building transparent and strong communication between all players in the food system. Breaking these barriers and taking action will result in an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable food system.

Big Food Can Do Better: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet, Publishing in June 2018

Children and teenagers are the biggest targets of junk food advertising because they are easy to influence and have large spending potential now and in the future. Junk food marketed to children has long term public health consequences.

On #WorldRefugeeDay, These 19 Global Organizations Are Redefining Food Aid

On World Refugee Day 2018, Food Tank highlights 19 diverse and global organizations dedicated to erasing refugee food insecurity and hunger

The European Union aims to halve food waste by 2030

On April 18, 2018 the European Union passed the first ever European-wide legislation on food waste.

The True Cost of Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet, Publishing in June 2018

Agriculture affects the environment, health, fair labor, employment, food security, and many other aspects of society. Nourished Planet explores new approaches like true cost accounting, to quantify the true cost of the food system as a way to catalyze change in the current system.