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Featured Farm: Fledging Crow Vegetables Rooted in FUN

Featured Farm: Fledging Crow Vegetables Rooted in FUN

Are you someone who believes that food should be fun and even a bit quirky?  If so, you have a lot in common with Ian Ater. His farm, Fledging Crow...

Featured Farm: Autumn’s Harvest Family Farm is Built on Strong Values

Featured Farm: Autumn’s Harvest Family Farm is Built on Strong Values

Imagine having your beef and eggs come fresh from a sustainable farm just 20 minutes away from your kitchen. That’s how it is at RealEats because o...

RealEats + Geneva, NY: A Rich Past, a Glowing Future Together

RealEats + Geneva, NY: A Rich Past, a Glowing Future Together

Let us tell you about a love story between RealEats and a little town in Upstate New York. This love story started with a community of dedicated fa...

Food Action: Fighting the “Powerful System That Rewards Profit over People and the Planet”

The organization aims for a food system that is just and sustainable, and one that provides access to good food for all. Food Tank (FT): Why is supporting sustainable food and farming important in Washington? If we can succeed in making Washington State’s food system stronger (in terms of being more ecologically resilient, more equitable, and more healthy for the environment and for people), it will be a great model for strengthening the nation’s food system as well. We can’t talk about organics and sustainable agriculture without also having conversations about farm labor and fair pay, and about hunger and making sure that everyone has enough to eat. RL: Creating the Washington Food Bill, the first for the nation, which incorporates those things we know comprise a truly healthy, sustainable, and just food system, affords us the opportunity to put words into action and help create the food system we all deserve and require. AM: Our statewide Washington Food Bill is the first time, as far as we know, that anyone has tried to advocate for a whole systems approach on a state scale in this way. FT: What do you find most challenging about your work in promoting and advocating for good food? FT: Food Action is the former Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network. A society that puts the health of people and the planet before profits is one where happiness and health pervade. FT: How can consumers get involved with Food Action or otherwise support your mission to reform the food system to increase access for all to good food?

Inspiring Change: 21 Lifelong Food Heroes

Food Tank has assembled a list of 21 farmers, advocates, and innovators who are still changing food in their older years.

Building a better food system requires hard work and perseverance. At Food Tank, we are continuously inspired by the people who have dedicated their lives to making food more sustainable, equitable, and nutritious.

Food Tank is recognizing these 21 older advocates, innovators, and farmers who are still changing the food system later in their lives. Their contributions...

Developing Benchmarks for National Sustainability

The Food Sustainability Index was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation.

The Food Sustainability Index (FSI), developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation, ranks countries on food system sustainability based off of three pillars: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges.

“A food system does not sit in isolation, and a...

A Soil Scientist with a Plan for a More Resilient Food System

A Soil Scientist with a Plan for a More Resilient Food System

Laura Lengnick is a big thinker on agriculture and the environment. She has been guided in her work by the understanding that the problems generated by the U.S. industrial food system have been as significant as its ability to produce vast quantities of food. As she sees it, it’s not enough to produce food if there’s not a reckoning of costs...

20 Leaders Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future of Our Food System

At Food Tank, we are constantly amazed by the variety of ideas, initiatives, businesses, and research put forth by talented individuals making waves in the food and agriculture sectors. They come from varying backgrounds, regions, and perspectives, and represent a wide range of ages.

Our present food system has been shaped by the combined efforts of both the innovative...

Celebrating 21 Food Heroes for a Lifetime of Work

Food Tank has assembled a list of 21 farmers, advocates, and innovators who are still changing food in their older years.

Building a better food system requires hard work and perseverance. At Food Tank, we are continuously inspired by the people who have dedicated their lives to making food more sustainable, equitable, and nutritious.

Food Tank is recognizing these 21 older advocates, innovators, and farmers who are still changing the food system later in their...

22 Women Fighting for Food System Change

22 Inspirational Women in Food and Agriculture

Women are crucial to the functioning of a healthy and sustainable food system. At Food Tank, we are continually inspired by the hard work and creativity of women farmers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community leaders, and family members.

Despite making up roughly 43 percentof the global agricultural workforce, women worldwide receive a fraction of the land, credit,...

How Change Happens: Inspiring Examples from Urban Food Policy

Many of us in the world of food policy are excited by what is happening in cities. Hundreds of municipalities are developing and delivering policies to improve the food system. Fortunately, extensive efforts to document them means we know a considerable amount about whatthey are doing—a whole host of activities, including improving public procurement, building...

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