Thought Leaders

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.

Food Workers Are On The Front Line In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Patel

Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the impact of COVID-19 on food and farm workers.

A Note on Food Tank’s Exciting Plans to Convene Virtually As We Stay Healthy At Home

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg will conduct live interviews with incredible guests every day, allowing us to continue talking and asking questions about the food system while we stay safe at home.

Food System Vision Prize Announces 79 Semi-Finalists

The Food System Vision Prize announces 79 semi-finalists with ideas of bold transformation in the food system.

The Impact of Food on Economic Development

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

Collective Power Can Help Us Buy Better Food, Says Jose Oliva

At a recent Food Tank Live event in Chicago, Dani had the chance to speak with Jose Oliva, campaign director of HEAL Food Alliance. Their mission is to use collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for the farmer, the consumer, and the economy.

11 Discussions Celebrating the Power of Sustainable Food Producers from Season Two of the Food Talk Podcast

From people honoring indigenous foodways to making nutrition policy more equitable, these episodes from season two of “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” feature some of the inspiring individuals working to improve our food system.