Thought Leaders

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.

25 Food and Agriculture Leaders to Watch in 2019

Food Tank is recognizing 25 inspirational individuals who are working tirelessly to transform our food system. From tech to farming to activism, they have diverse backgrounds, but their commitment to innovation in food and agriculture unites them.

15 Must See Events at Natural Products #ExpoWest 2019

Food Tank is traveling to Anaheim, CA to participate in the Natural Products Expo West 2019—an event that hosts thousands of companies in the natural products industry.