Publications

The World Now Has Universal Health and Sustainability Targets

The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health released its scientific review, publishing the world’s first-ever scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.

“Food Has to Be Really Good For Everyone Involved in the Food Chain”

On Food Talk, Sara Brito talks about what better food means for the food system: “to be really good, food has to be really good for everyone involved in the food chain.”

Large Companies Are “More Open Than I’ve Ever Seen Before” to Food System Change

On Food Talk, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative Margaret Zeigler talks about the private sector’s energy to address sustainability and food productivity.

From Soil to Supper—Technology and the Food System

According to a new report, the food system is on the verge of the new frontier, powered by machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other technologies.

Food Tank’s Fall 2018 Reading List—19 Books To Take the Food System Back

Food Tank’s fall book list features reads from top authors and experts on food policy, nutrition science, healthy eating, food justice, and farming.

Groundbreaking Report Analyzes Agricultural Policies Across 117 Countries

Over 45 years, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) tracked indicators in 117 countries to understand which policies benefitted agriculture and development. Now, their groundbreaking report has found that successful agricultural transformation in a country depends on the quantity and quality of land available, existing demographic pressures, and implementation of a mix of appropriate policies.

On World Food Day, Take a Holistic Approach to Food Production

On World Food Day, the path to a sustainable food system includes a holistic framework to tackle decisions on public health, soil regeneration, and the environment.

Creating a Common Language to Solve Hidden Costs of Food System

Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.

Vote With Your Wallet and Change the Food System

Dr. Gunars Platais discusses the complexity of economics in the food system. He shows how every decision in the food system has both intended and unintended consequences and that an integrated approach can increase public interest in the food system.

An Equitable and Ethical Meal Needs Diverse Stakeholders at the Table

Environmental Scientist Dr. Cristina Tirado discusses how the TEEBAgriFood report guides policymakers to consider human rights and social values in our food system.