Developing a More Inclusive Food Future Through Research and Innovation

Through participatory research, Dr. Ankita Raturi is working to develop technological tools that can build resilience in the food system. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University, Raturi says that her work can impact everyone from farmers looking to adopt more regenerative practices to food hub coordinators who … Read more

Our Healing Begins in the Soil

Our food and agriculture systems are fundamentally broken. It’s no exaggeration to say that the warming planet, social inequities, and health epidemics bear this out. However, there’s real hope. We can heal ourselves, our communities, and our planet when we begin to participate once again in the creation of healthier food systems. So, how do we … Read more

Young Jordanian Innovators Combat Food Insecurity with WFP and UNICEF Support

The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recently granted seed funding to five young men and women to help them launch start-ups working on food security solutions in Jordan. “The WFP and UNICEF partnership is intended to help bridge the gap that young entrepreneurs face when navigating their entrepreneurial journey,” Dima … Read more

African Community Leaders Tell Congress: Stop Funding African Green Revolution

On April 27, three members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee wrote to the co-chairs of the House Appropriations Committee expressing “serious concern about U.S. funding for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).” The letter, signed by Democratic Representatives Sara Jacobs, Tom Malinowski, and Ilhan Omar, came on the heels of a … Read more

26 Spirits for a Sustainable Happy Hour

Research from the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) on the carbon footprint of spirits finds that a single 750 milliliter bottle of liquor produces 2.75 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is equivalent to burning a third of a gallon of gasoline for every bottle. As consumers think more critically about the effect of their … Read more

The Global Alliance Releases Toolkit to Help Countries Prioritize Food Systems in Climate Policies

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food recently released a toolkit to help countries adopt a food systems approach to climate change through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). “We are seeking to get all governments to recognize and start to act on the opportunity to use food systems transformation to bring emissions down,” Patty Fong, Program … Read more

Food Banks Respond to Food Crisis as Russia’s War Against Ukraine Continues

As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, food banks in Ukraine and across Europe are working to provide food aid for those under siege. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) recently implemented an Emergency Response Fund, which supports the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) and the Kyiv City Charitable Foundation Food Bank (KCCF). Together, the food banks are … Read more

Food Tech Startup Aims to Offer a More Sustainable Jackfruit-Based Meat Alternative

The Singapore-based food tech startup Karana Foods is working to support biodiversity and benefit farmers, consumers, and chefs, through a meat alternative made from jackfruit. After working for two years in Singapore and Hong Kong, Karana is bringing its products to the United States. “We focus on finding plant-based ingredients for our products that promote … Read more