Thought Leaders

An Unexpected Collaboration Is Reducing Food Waste in Illinois

It Can be Done: The Wasted Food Solutions Task Force is bringing together organizations from all ends of the food recovery network in Illinois, fighting to reduce food waste through unique initiatives targeting policy, education, and asset-mapping.

Castanea Fellows Rethink Justice in Food and Economy

The new fellow cohort from the Castanea Fellowship will confront the transformations needed to reintegrate equity and justice into the food system, in urban, rural, and tribal communities.

Leah Chase, Ambassador of Creole Food and Activism, Dies at 96

The world is mourning the loss of icon Leah Chase, who brightened her community in ways beyond serving up classic Creole cuisine.

Say Yes to Bats: How Bats Can Help Reduce Pesticide Use in Farms

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Young Earth Solutions winner in 2017 is using bats an integrated pest management system to replace or drastically reduce pesticide use in rice fields and to improve biodiversity and conservation management.

14 African American Women Leading Change in the U.S. Food System

The number of African-American women-owned businesses increased by 164 percent from 2007 to 2018. Not only does this provide a huge boost to the economy, it can create jobs in local communities.

Dan Barber and Kathleen Merrigan on the Power of Deliciousness

Chef Dan Barber and Kathleen Merrigan talk about how policy and the culinary industry can transform agriculture through taste.

Opinion | Mindful Eating Could Rebuild Health for Communities of Color

Chefs, community activists, and a pastor participate in a roundtable discussion at the KFLA Global Summit in Atlanta discuss how to improve the health of low-income communities of color.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

Global Changemakers Meet in Atlanta to Address Food Security

More than 200 changemakers convened at the Global Summit on Food Security in Atlanta. With a community of experts and advocates, Food Tank explored ways to better understand equity issues through the lens of food.

12 Orgs Highlighting the True Cost of Food

True cost accounting acknowledges the social, human, and environmental impacts of our food system to reveal what food really costs. These 10 organizations are committed to investigating the true costs of food to make a more sustainable food system for the future.