Public Health

Creating Partnerships in Tokyo is Key to Effective Government Food Initiatives

Dr. Naoki Kondo, a social epidemiologist, talks about the Vegi-tabe Life Project implemented for promoting vegetable consumption of Adachi Ward residents in Tokyo, Japan, while emphasizing that creating partnerships is crucial for better results.

Celebrating the Mediterranean Diet’s Impact on Health and the Planet

This May, International Mediterranean Diet Month acknowledges the impacts conscious eating can have on mental, physical, and planetary health across the world.

Break Silos Between Food and Health for Better Policy

On May 10, Food Tank visited the U.S. Capitol, joining experts like Kathleen Merrigan, Robert Graham, Gregory Cooper, and Rep. James P. McGovern to define the connection between agriculture and health for better food policy.

Eating Organic for One Week Can Reduce Pesticide Levels

Researchers found that eating organic food for one week had significantly reduced levels of toxins within the body, and in turn, reduce the health risks of pesticide exposure.

Opinion | Science-Based Food Policies: What Works, What Doesn’t

Policy and nutrition experts discuss the benefits and challenges of research-driven food policies at the Global Summit on Food Security, organized by Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA).

Cancer Schmancer: “We Are the Boss” in Our Health Says Drescher

“With the right kind of motivation and education, young people can actually become the change we so desperately need” in the health system, says Drescher.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

Canada’s Revised Food Guide Makes Plant-forward Suggestions

Canada’s much anticipated revised food guide includes some major changes, like suggestions to eat more plant-based proteins and reduce consumption of processed foods.

Global Changemakers Meet in Atlanta to Address Food Security

More than 200 changemakers convened at the Global Summit on Food Security in Atlanta. With a community of experts and advocates, Food Tank explored ways to better understand equity issues through the lens of food.

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.