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Expanding Local Food Movement into “Good Food” Business Sector

On a recent tour of the White House vegetable garden, I learned First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program has sparked hundreds of community …

Fresh Minds and Fresh Foods: Local Food and Education Programs in Southern Wisconsin

REAP Food Group aims to create a community of informed and nourished eaters. Through their many programs and task forces, REAP is making local …

Dirty Money, Dirty Science

Shares 303<p>The biotech industry’s web of attempts to buy credibility, by laundering its messages through supposedly independent academic scientists, …

Chef Acheson Serves Up Endangered Species and Fresh Perspective

Chef Hugh Acheson is famous for pushing the boundaries of Southern cuisine, making something new out of what people thought they already understood. …

Conservation

International Culinary Center’s Students Source Locally, Prevent Waste

Food Tank recently spoke with Erik Murnighan, President of the International Culinary Center (ICC). For over 30 years, ICC has trained culinary …

Building Healthy Farms and Healthy Communities: An Interview with John Steven Bianucci

One of the greatest challenges for young farmers and for farms transitioning to organic is finding the capital to make sustainable agriculture a …

Much More Than Trees: Forests are Key to Sustainable Development

<i>This is a guest post by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).</i><p>Good news is being delivered …

Technocrats, the “Berkeley Mafia,” and Stanford: Shifting the Conversation on Food Policy

Traditionally, the study of agriculture in American higher education has been confined to the land-grant universities, the network of public schools …

15 Ways to Donate 15 Dollars to Build Food Justice Right Now

Slow Money Boston, a network of investors and entrepreneurs seeking to grow the local food economy, is facilitating effective funding of food …

Agriculture

28 Inspiring Urban Agriculture Projects

Shares 5K<p>Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban …

30 Incubators and Funding Resources for Farms and Food

Shares 1K<p>Farmers are the backbone of resilient local and regional food systems, yet many are aging or retiring. The FarmLASTS Project at the …

Ugly Produce Becomes a Life Line for Food Banks

Shares 290<p>September is Hunger Action Month around the United States, and while many consumers know plenty of grocery stores and food banks that …

Using Grassroots Organizing to Protect and Support Idaho

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) is a nonprofit grassroots organization working to protect Idaho’s unique way of life. IORC works …

Strengthening Farming Communities from the Ground Up: An Interview with Groundswell International

Founded in 2009, Groundswell International promotes sustainable agriculture worldwide. Serving communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, …

Saving California Agriculture Through Innovative Solutions

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition advancing policies to support agriculture in California and positively affect …

Diets Are Becoming Less Healthy, Less Sustainable Across the Globe

Our food is making us sick, wreaking ecosystem-level havoc, and driving global climate change. And worldwide, eaters are continuing to shift to …

19 Organic Food Organizations and Businesses Working to Protect Consumers and the Global Environment

The Organic Trade Association (OTA), a membership-based organization of organic food companies, is working to bust myths about organic food. “Despite …

Scanning Away Food Waste? How RFID Tags Could Minimize Retail Food Waste by 20 Percent

<i>This is a guest article written by Food Tank Advisory Board Member Jonathan Bloom. Bloom is the author of American Wasteland and creator of the blog</i> …

Don’t Farm Naked

Soil is more than the dirt beneath our feet. Soil is rich in biodiversity. According to Kathy Merrifield, a nematologist from Oregon State …

Farming

Farm Aid Celebrates 30 Years of Giving Farmers a Voice

Started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp as a benefit concert in 1985, Farm Aid is celebrating its 30th anniversary this September …

Agroecology is Working – But We Need Examples to Inspire Others

Shares 281<p><i>This is a guest article by Olivier De Schutter and Steve Gliessman.</i><p>Using the wrong measure of success is certain to lead to the wrong …

Laying Waste to Food Waste

Food waste. Sounds ugly, don’t it? It sure is, especially when you get into the nitty-gritty of the numbers: at least a third of U.S. food is wasted …

U.S. Fights Back on Food Waste

A third of the food produced in the United States is never consumed; that’s about 133 billion pounds, while at least 49 million Americans are food …

New Toolkit Works To Improve Resilience of Latin American Farmers

Agriculture accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). And according …

Rural Town Revamps Economy with Food Jobs: The Viroqua Story

Next to Wal-Mart on the edge of rural Viroqua, Wisconsin, a 100,000-square-foot abandoned industrial building is now bustling with new businesses and …

Barilla Center Cultivates Next Generation of Food Leaders

Young people are the future of food security. By 2050, youth, ages 15-24, are expected to reach 1.4 billion, or 14 percent of the population. At Food …

Helping Farming Thrive in the Hudson Valley

Glynwood’s mission is to ensure that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley, both economically and as a livelihood. They accomplish this by developing …

Building the Resilience of African Rural Communities to Disasters and Crisis

In Africa, agriculture supports the livelihoods of over 800 million people (80 percent of the population), providing employment for around 60 percent …

Global Food Policy Report Strikes Optimistic Tone

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released the annual Global Food Policy Report. The 2014-2015 report, the fourth in …

World Food Preservation Center: Innovations and Partnerships for Food Preservation

The Missing Food Report from the World Bank, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Natural Resources Institute estimates that more …