Thought Leaders

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.

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.

A Note on Food Tank’s Exciting Plans to Convene Virtually As We Stay Healthy At Home

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg will conduct live interviews with incredible guests every day, allowing us to continue talking and asking questions about the food system while we stay safe at home.

Food System Vision Prize Announces 79 Semi-Finalists

The Food System Vision Prize announces 79 semi-finalists with ideas of bold transformation in the food system.

The Impact of Food on Economic Development

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

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.

11 Discussions Celebrating the Power of Sustainable Food Producers from Season Two of the Food Talk Podcast

From people honoring indigenous foodways to making nutrition policy more equitable, these episodes from season two of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” feature some of the inspiring individuals working to improve our food system.

“Hungry” Explores Rene Redzepi’s Intoxicating Delight for Innovative Flavors

Jeff Gordinier talks about his experience following Rene Redzepi, chef of Noma, in his new book Hungry: exploring culinary innovation, personal growth, and more.

The Need to GROW Documentary Captures the Root of Agriculture’s Problem

The Need to GROW documentary film is capturing audiences worldwide, informing viewers of the decline in farmable soil, its effects on the planet and people, and existing solutions working to fix it.

120 Organizations Creating a New Decade for Food

To leap forward into 2020, we’re highlighting 120 organizations with plans for a more sustainable food system in the next year.