Farming the Cities: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The majority of the world’s population will live in urban areas in the next 30 years, making cities central to the future of food production. Urban farmers play a key role in the development of innovative agricultural methods.

Scotland Pushes for a Good Food Nation Bill

Struggling with obesity and food insecurity, Scotland may have a great opportunity to become a good food nation. The Scottish Food Coalition has been campaigning for a Good Food Nation Bill to ensure everyone has access to healthy food.

Creating a Common Language to Solve Hidden Costs of Food System

Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.

Vote With Your Wallet and Change the Food System

Dr. Gunars Platais discusses the complexity of economics in the food system. He shows how every decision in the food system has both intended and unintended consequences and that an integrated approach can increase public interest in the food system.

Chefs Serve Hospital Food That’s Better for Patients, Employees—and the Planet

While chefs have been a driving force improving school food for a long time, now they’re also stepping in to transform hospital kitchens, bringing with them expertise in healthy menu planning and fresh food sourcing.

Modern Agricultural Practices “Contribute to Food Insecurity Instead of Solving it”

Dr. Haripriya Gundimeda, the President of the International Urban Biodiversity Network and chapter author of new report discusses the shifting methods in the food system, and their impacts on food quality and both human and planetary health.

An Equitable and Ethical Meal Needs Diverse Stakeholders at the Table

Environmental Scientist Dr. Cristina Tirado discusses how the TEEBAgriFood report guides policymakers to consider human rights and social values in our food system.

New Report Which Merges Community and Expert Knowledge Could Revolutionize Food Industry

Dr. Michael Hamm talks about poor human health and food loss, and how community-driven strategies and new report can help minimize their harm.

Dishonest Pricing Schemes Perpetuate Harmful Farming Systems

Patrick Holden and the role of accessibility and collaboration in overhauling the food system. He discusses how groundbreaking, new report opens conversations to change the agricultural industry

18 Books Making a Splash This Summer

Food Tank’s summer reading list includes everything you should be reading about the food system.