Sophia Roe is a celebrated chef, writer, and advocate with a deep understanding that some people have access to nutritious foods, while others simply do not. This duality is the foundation for Sophia’s work: celebrating the beauty and art in cooking while creating resources to advance food justice and build more sustainable, equitable systems.
Steve Sakala is a farmer and sustainability expert advocating for the value of hemp and small-scale regenerative agriculture. He is a co-founder of Mana Artisan Botanics, a CBD wellness company committed to regenerative agriculture, the local economy, and community wellness. Mana Botanics recently partnered with rePurpose Global to go plastic-negative and is leading the way for cannabis industries to support a healthier environment. His farm, Honaunau Farm, hosts education opportunities for visitors to learn about sustainability, regenerative agriculture, cannabis, and more.
We’re going to talk about his recent partnership with rePurpose Global, how other cannabis companies can follow suit, the environmental issues surrounding the cannabis industry, Mana as a triple bottom line company, the benefits of hemp farming and hemp as an alternative etc.
These organizations are working for better protections for farm and food workers across the United States.
Stella Delp is the co-founder and Chief of Staff at the Farmlink Project, a nonprofit organization founded by college students that alleviates food insecurity and reduces food waste by connecting farms with a surplus of fresh, nutritious produce to communities in need. She is currently a Junior at Stanford University majoring in Human Neurobiology but on leave to focus on Farmlink. Since its start in April 2020, Farmlink has delivered over 27 million pounds of produce and prevented nearly 29 million pounds of carbon emissions.
A special conversation with Adetoro Makinde (co-director/producer), Bridget Besaw (director), and Germaine Jenkins (urban farmer) of Rooted, a documentary film about food apartheid in America coming out this fall. The film follows the story of Germaine Jenkins, a rising star activist and urban farmer in Charleston, South Carolina and her 5 year quest to gain ownership of the .8 parcel of land where her urban farm Fresh Future Farm sits. The film tracks Germaine’s battle against massive obstacles—physical, racial, legal, political, and systemic—as she petitions Charleston’s local government to either extend her farm’s lease or give her ownership of the plot.
In honor of World Justice Day, Food Tank is celebrating different ways to support food justice efforts around the world and the organizations committed to this work.
In an event on digital and physical food security, experts discussed how technological solutions can support food security without deepening existing inequities.
In a recent panel about a digitally skilled workforce, experts the ways that technology and automation can help and harm food justice efforts.