Public Health

New ‘Spray-On Wrapper’ Offers Plastic-Free Food Packaging Alternative

Scientists at Rutgers and Harvard University have developed a spray-on, biodegradable food wrapper to address environmental pollution and food waste.

EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission Revises Guidance for Healthy, Diverse Diets, and Sustainable Food Systems

The EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission held a press conference to update the public on their forthcoming report, which will include goals for healthy diets and sustainable food systems.

UK Investor Coalition Calls for Stricter Food Industry Standards

The Investor Coalition on UK Food Policy wants the UK government to take a stronger stance on health and sustainability efforts in the food industry.

Chipotle United Fights for Restaurant Workers’ Rights

In Augusta, Maine, fast-food restaurant employees are unionizing for better pay, adequate training, and sanitary work conditions for their crew and community.

Can Food-Related Trade and Fiscal Policies Address Obesity?

A recent IFPRI analysis stresses the importance of combining public health policy with trade and fiscal policy reforms to address obesity.

Ripping Out the Safety Net? How Soon-To-Expire COVID Relief Measures Will Affect College Hunger

When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends July 15, 2022, millions of U.S. college students will lose crucial food assistance programs like SNAP.

How Health Care Providers Can Use Food To Treat Disease

A growing evidence base supports that healthy diets can fight inflammation and reduce susceptibility to diet-related diseases.

22 Global Medical Professionals Practicing Food as Medicine

As medical professionals recognize the tangible benefits of making food an integral part of preventing and fighting disease, Food Tank highlights 22 health professionals advancing the concept of food as medicine around the world.

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $105M to New Good Food Strategy

The Strategy marks the Foundation’s largest commitment to nutrition in its 109-year history.

Food Tank’s Spring 2022 Book List

Food Tank is rounding up 20 titles that celebrate ancestral farming practices, document the importance of marine ecosystems, introduce readers to new recipes, and more.

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