Thought Leaders

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.

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.