Publications

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.

Pile On The New Reads: 19 Books to Celebrate Fall

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

New Report Analyzes Success of Agricultural Policies for Development

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.

Dishonest Pricing Schemes Perpetuate Harmful Farming Systems

Patrick Holden and the role of accessibility and collaboration in overhauling the food system. He discusses how groundbreaking, new report opens conversations to change the agricultural industry

Sustainable Food Systems Needed for Food Security

New, groundbreaking TEEBAgriFood report is new tool used to solve current and future issues in the food system. Dr. Walter Pengue discusses the role of the report in mobilizing citizens and addressing complex agricultural models.

Piecing Together the Food System Puzzle

Carl Obst talks about how next generation, universal, and comprehensive TEEBAgriFood Report recognizes the complexity of the food system and allows policymakers to compare choices