Policy and Organizing

How a New Bill Can Help Fight Food Waste and Hunger

A new bipartisan Bill is designed to help food businesses, retailers, farmers, and more donate food to those in need.

New Restrictions on Fast Food Marketing to Children Not Enough, According to Experts

Gaps in restrictions on digital fast food advertising to children make experts call for more comprehensive measures.

Starbucks Employees Want Their Actual—Not Metaphorical—Seat at the Table

Starbucks workers in Buffalo, NY are fighting to unionize.

New Mexican Farm and Nonprofit Fights for Restorative Changes to Industrial Food System

La Semilla Food Center, a New Mexico-based nonprofit, champions food sovereignty and sustainable farming practices in the Paso del Norte region.

Food Businesses, Nonprofits Urge Congress to Remove Barriers to Food Donation

The Food Donation Improvement Act of 2021 has the potential to cut food waste and help bring safe, quality food to the millions of U.S. residents who experience food insecurity.

Is USAID’s Feed The Future Initiative Sustainable?

Feed The Future works in 19 countries across the globe, but hasn’t provided feedback on their progress towards self-reliance in more than two years.

Food Security Policy Must Consider Local Context: “Climate Change and Poverty Are Inherently Sexist”

Climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on global food security, and these impacts are falling disproportionately on women.

Healthy and Sustainable Diets Are Critical to Reaching 1.5°C Climate Goal

Even if all other sectors decarbonize completely, carbon emissions from food systems alone would use nearly all of the emissions budget for both 1.5°C and 2°C goals.

True Cost Accounting to Drive “the Biggest Change in Farming Since the Industrial Revolution”

The global population consumes about US$9 trillion of food each year, but the external cost of that food is more than double that—US$19.8 trillion.

Philanthropy’s Role in the Climate Emergency: “Transformation Means Challenging the Status Quo”

Philanthropy spends billions on issue areas that are implicitly connected to food systems, yet food issues are seldom explicitly addressed in funding strategies.

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