Targeting Hunger and Poverty at the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Feeding America and the Food and Action Research Center are co-sponsoring the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC) taking place March 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C. and virtually. The conference will identify ideas for new and innovative approaches to ending hunger. The first two days of the conference will feature interactive workshops and networking opportunities. Day … Read more

Queer Food Foundation Launches Mutual Aid Project to Address Food Insecurity

The United States-based Queer Food Foundation (QFF) recently launched a mutual aid project to support members of the Black queer and trans community affected by food insecurity. Comprised of 15 members spread across the U.S., QFF launched in 2020 “to be a resource and platform for queer folks in food, and secondarily, to promote, protect, … Read more

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, an award-winning infectious disease doctor, anthropologist, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), and author of 12 books died at age 62 on February 21, 2022. Farmer was a global health champion and he dedicated his career to provide healthcare to those living in underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. … Read more

USDA Invests US$1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects that support farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners implementing climate-smart conservation practices. According to the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, USDA defines a climate-smart commodity as “an agricultural commodity that is produced using farming, ranching or forestry practices that reduce greenhouse … Read more

Agricultural Carbon Markets Are Not a Climate Solution

When it comes to addressing agriculture and climate, the Biden Administration and Congress are going down a dangerous path that threatens to benefit the most polluting farm operations while failing to meaningfully address the climate crisis. Two central pillars of their approach, support for agriculture carbon markets and subsidies for polluting factory farms, will exacerbate … Read more

New FSI Report Measures Data-Driven Food System Solutions

The recently released The 2021 Food Security Index (FSI) from Economist Impact finds only 28 of 78 countries prioritize agriculture in their international climate commitments. To achieve sustainable food systems, countries must also address key social and economic indicators from gender equality to gross domestic product (GDP). The FSI assesses the sustainability of food systems … Read more

18 Inspiring Documentaries on Food and Agriculture

Food Tank is highlighting 18 feature-length documentaries and shows to excite and inspire eaters. Dig into the story behind some of your favorite chefs, learn about the importance of regenerative farming practices, or watch a series that takes a new look at culinary traditions. These films provide new perspectives on food that is both educational … Read more

New Initiative Supports Underserved Farmers

Daily Harvest, American Farmland Trust (AFT), and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) recently launched a partnership that aims to help underserved farmers in California strengthen their farms and transition to sustainable agricultural practices. The program will provide a variety of resources including educational programming and technical and financial assistance that will support 100 farms across the San … Read more

Join Food Tank in Austin at #FutureFoodSXSW. 8 Days. 100 Speakers.

Join SXSW, Huston-Tillotson University, Food Tank, The James Beard Foundation, Little Herds, The Cook’s Nook, and more for an unforgettable series of activations, discussions, and interactive experiences all curated around building more sustainable food systems. All events are free and open to the public with registration, both in-person in Austin, and virtually through our livestream. … Read more