Public Health

Gene Baur Talks Farm Animals In Crisis

“Government policies and laws are very important – and have enabled an inefficient system – and that has to change.”

Support These 50+ Organizations Helping Restaurants, Workers, and Farmers Survive COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt everyone in the food system, from farmers to restaurant servers to hungry students. Here is a running list of organizations you can support with donations of money, food, and your volunteer time.

José Andrés Suggests a Federal Bailout Focused on Feeding America

In a recent New York Times article, chef and activist José Andrés calls for the adoption of a proposal called “America Eats Now.” He outlines how the federal government could feed vulnerable Americans while supporting struggling farmers, food distributors, and chefs amid COVID-19.

Bob Martin Talks About Citizen Eaters and COVID-19

“I do think food is kind of the social issue of our time, when we’re not worried about being wiped out by novel flu virus”

Joi Chevalier from the Cook’s Nook talks about how COVID-19 is impacting food start ups

“Our own industry- they are the folks. There are twenty, thirty thousand people who worked at food companies, who now don’t have access to food,” warns Chevalier.

Food Workers Are On The Front Line In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Patel

Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the impact of COVID-19 on food and farm workers.

Being Healthy Isn’t a Fad (especially in the face of COVID-19), says Katz

Dani Nierenberg talks with Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, about eating healthy by staying away from diet fads. He also touches on COVID-19, and gives us some reassuring perspective.

How Columbia University May Play a Role in the “Food Gentrification” of West Harlem

Since the 1980s, West Harlem has been experiencing rapid gentrification. Columbia University may be contributing to the community’s changes, especially to its food landscape.

Collective Power Can Help Us Buy Better Food, Says Jose Oliva

At a recent Food Tank Live event in Chicago, Dani had the chance to speak with Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance. Their mission is to use collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for the farmer, the consumer, and the economy.

Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body

How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.