Thought Leaders

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.

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.