Congress Should Pull the Plug on USAID’S Failing African Green Revolution

A major evaluation commissioned for donors to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other international donors, has confirmed what many of us in Africa have claimed for years: The billion-dollar AGRA “did not meet its headline goal of increased incomes and food … Read more

Sowing in the Context of Hostilities in Ukraine as a Challenge to Global Food Security

This is the second in a series from the frontlines of Russia’s war against Ukraine by Vitalii Dankevych. Read part one here. For those of you looking to help those in need, please donate to World Central Kitchen, the U.N. World Food Programme, and the Global FoodBanking Network. Even before the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, … Read more

“We as Consumers Need to Hold Brands Accountable for Their Commitments,” Says Jillian Semaan

During the Future of Food @ SXSW, panelists discussed the future of sustainable investment practices in the food and agriculture industry. ESG investing considers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to evaluate financial returns and impact. Jillian Semaan, Vice President of Sustainability at Ketchum, explains that this approach to investing may consider what companies are … Read more

“Everyone Who’s an Explorer Has to Consider their Food Supply” Says Dane Gobel

During a panel at The Future of Food @ SXSW, panelists argued that innovation in the food system can help drive space exploration and address challenges of food security and sustainability. “Everyone who’s an explorer has to consider their food supply,” says Dane Gobel, Co-founder of the Methuselah Foundation, supporting NASA Deep Space Food Challenge. … Read more

Know Thy Farmer

Connecting to where your food comes from is the first piece to protecting the planet— and your health. Their names are Ben and Karah. And they grow my food. I shake hands with and hug them on most Sundays when I visit the farmer’s market in my town. Sometimes I drive out to see Ben … Read more

Leading Youth Food Campaigner Launches Global Manifesto to Mend ‘Broken Food System’

Brazilian-American young food campaigner Lana Weidgenant is this week launching a global food manifesto – together with 34 other leading youth activists from around the world – setting out what they want governments and businesses to do to mend the “broken food system” that is threatening species extinction, driving climate change and contributing to disease … Read more

Chef Marc Murphy Helps Feed Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing Violence

Chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy is working with World Central Kitchen to help feed Ukrainians refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine. Following the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the International Organization for Migration estimates that 6.5 million Ukrainians have been displaced internally and an additional 3.7 million have fled the country as refugees, according … Read more

Andrew Zimmern: “I Don’t Understand How Any Politician Can Be Against Feeding Hungry Children”

During a recent conversation at the Future of Food @ SXSW in Austin, Texas, chef, restaurateur, and television personality Andrew Zimmern discussed the future of the restaurant industry and the interconnectedness of food systems issues. According to a survey from the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), 60 percent of independent restaurants in the United States are … Read more