Policy and Organizing

Climate Labels on Food to Become a Reality in Denmark

The Danish government is proposing to work with supermarkets to place stickers on all food products that clearly indicate their carbon footprint.

12 Orgs Highlighting the True Cost of Food

True cost accounting acknowledges the social, human, and environmental impacts of our food system to reveal what food really costs. These 10 organizations are committed to investigating the true costs of food to make a more sustainable food system for the future.

New Study Identifies Innovations to Improve Nutrition in Just 5 Years

Malnutrition is a global epidemic, and two organizations have gathered a group of global experts to come up with solutions in the food supply chain that can improve nutrition in emerging economies in just five years.

Rallying the Troops: Farmers Around the U.S. Head to Iowa to Call for Better Agricultural Policy

National farm organizations to gather on March 30 in Storm Lake, Iowa, to call for a Farmers Bill of Rights and policy to thwart further consolidation in the food system.

A Set Menu for Europe? Building a Food Policy that Brings Everybody to the Same Table

The European Union urgently needs a common food policy to build sustainable food systems, says a recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). This shared policy would provide a common direction for food and farming systems in the Union, which suffer at all levels under the current model of production and agriculture.

Opinion | New Diet, New Destiny? Saving the Planet Takes More Than Changing What We Eat

Can changing our diet save the planet? When the EAT-Lancet Commission launched a new landmark report last month, it was widely interpreted as saying that forking down less red meat and more vegetables should ensure that we can provide nutritious food for 10 billion people while maintaining a healthy Earth.

18 Must-Attend Events for the Good Food Movement at #SXSW

In anticipation of SXSW, Food Tank is highlighting 18 events hitting SXSW this year, amplifying creative leaders in food, agriculture, health, and sustainability.

It Takes a Village to Support a Young Farmer—Lindsey Lusher Shute

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about the risks young farmers navigate at every level of the food system—and how Congress can help.

Opinion | Investment in Agriculture and the Race to the Bottom

On-farm investment in agriculture has doubled over the past 20 years and as a result agricultural production has grown rapidly. But the bad news is that the key conditions that made these investments viable are deteriorating, and rapidly.

Opinion | Green New Deal Must Transform Our Food System to Save Our Climate

Yet studies show that we cannot avert climate chaos if we don’t support a rapid transition away from large-scale, chemical-intensive food production toward healthier and regenerative agriculture.