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.
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.
India’s ‘Seed Warrior’ Builds Living Seed Banks to Preserve Agricultural Diversity
India’s ‘Seed Warrior’ Debal Deb has preserved 1,410 rare and folk varieties of rice to save them from extinction, promote food sovereignty, and fight corporate control of seeds.
30+ Restaurants Giving Back To Their Communities With Free Meals and Groceries During COVID-19
To respond to COVID-19, restaurants have gotten creative and transformed into community kitchens. Here’s a running list of restaurants around the U.S. that have begun donating meals, selling groceries, and assembling meal kits.
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.
2018 NYC Food Tank Summit: Fireside Chat with Dan Barber
Rather than focus on features like storage and uniformity, by breeding for flavor and nutrition—as well as for specific farming regions—we can grow better food and build a better food system, says Barber.
Flavor For All by Democratizing Better Seeds
On Food Talk, Dan Barber is breaking conventional plant-breeding wisdom: seeds can be bred to have great flavor, better nutrition, and high yield.
Seed-to-Farm-to-Table: Dan Barber Introduces His New Enterprise, Row 7
Ten years ago, Dan Barber was having a conversation in his kitchen with Michael Mazourek, a Cornell University seed breeder, about growing a more flavorful butternut squash. This collaboration is the starting point for Barber’s new company, Row 7, which will bring together chefs and seed breeders from around the country to develop new varieties of vegetables.
Anthony Bourdain Joins the Fight Against Food Waste
Anthony Bourdain partners with other chefs and food leaders to explore potential ways to help solve the food waste problem in his new documentary “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste.”