Thought Leaders

New on the Podcast: Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book and the Current State of Food Politics

Marion Nestle’s new book Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health examines a wide range of issues from school lunches, cultured meat, superfoods, and self-medicating with dietary supplements.

14 Latinx Food Change Makers

In recognition of National Latinx Heritage Month, Food Tank is celebrating the contributions of Latinx individuals across the food system.

Student Activists Lead Grassroots Movement to Ban Synthetic Herbicides

In response to thousands of claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the multinational corporation Bayer announced a new legal settlement. But according to student-led organization Herbicide-Free Campus, Bayer’s proposal falls short of protecting public health.

New on the Podcast: Suzanne Adely, Sonia Singh Discuss Food Workers’ Rights

Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh explain how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are exposing food workers’ rights abuses. They discuss the protections food workers urgently need.

New on Food Talk Live: Ted Nordhaus of The Breakthrough Institute on How Tech and Intensification Can Save Agriculture

On Food Talk Live: The Breakthrough Institute director Ted Nordhaus explains the research behind his arguments in favor of high-yield crops, intensified animal production, and a globalized supply of cheap food.

A South Indian Researcher is on a Quest to Find Forgotten Foods

A local South Indian researcher is highlighting forgotten foods of the region’s past and reintroducing them to the world.

New on the Podcast: Teresa Romero Discusses Justice for Farmworkers

Teresa Romero, president of United Farm Workers, discusses food justice, fair pay, and the food system after COVID-19

15 Inspiring Quotes and Questions to Guide the Food System Forward 

What does the future of the food system look like? How do we get there? These questions and quotes from food system leaders help shine a light on the road ahead for farmers, advocates, journalists, chefs, agricultural workers, business owners, grocery store employees, scientists, entrepreneurs, and eaters.

Danielle Nierenberg Named 2020 Julia Child Award Recipient by the Julia Child Foundation

The ​Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts​ announced food system expert Danielle Nierenberg as the recipient of the sixth annual Julia Child Award. Nierenberg is being recognized for her work as a global thought leader on a mission to build a more equitable food system and as a champion for underrepresented voices in the industry.

Dr. Rattan Lal Awarded World Food Prize 2020

Dr. Rattan Lal, founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize.