Thought Leaders

Food Tank’s Summer 2020 Reading List

Food Tank’s summer 2020 reading list includes books on a wide range of topics, including food access and culture in Black communities, food relief programs, and the effects of technology on global food supply chains.

New on the Podcast: Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

International leader in the farmworkers and immigrants’ rights movement, Baldemar Velasquez, discusses migrant workers and organizing for change

This Essay Collection is a Roadmap Toward A Healthier Post-COVID Food System

The essay collection in the journal Agriculture and Human Values, which Food Tank was honored to help organize along with many other brilliant food system experts, is available for everyone to read for free.

22 Individuals and Organizations Building Stronger Black Communities and Food Systems

It’s time for people of all backgrounds to call for an end to racist and hateful violence. These organizations and individuals represent just a portion of the efforts underway to fight racism and inequality and to build stronger Black communities and food systems.

10 Inspiring Discussions on Improving the Post-COVID Food System From Food Talk Live

Each weekday during the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers, chefs, and other experts have joined Danielle Nierenberg on Food Talk Live to discuss the most pressing issues in the food system. These 10 conversations outline a hopeful and inspiring way forward for global food and agriculture.

Dan Glickman Talks Food Security, Diet, and COVID-19

Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman explains how our diets can help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Then, Danielle talks with Beth Dooley about the importance of small grains in a healthy, resilient food system.

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.