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120 organisations creating a new decade for food

Danielle Nierenberg 2019 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted our largest ever NYC Summit and Gala, spearheaded our first-ever event series across the U.S., and created completely original, informative content for our international readership every day. We participated in global discussions about the food system in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Italy, and across the United States. And we ... Read More »

15 Children’s Books Celebrating the Power of Food and Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg If you browse the food shelves at a bookstore or local library, you’ll probably find an important selection of cookbooks, memoirs, and journalistic investigations into our food system. Maybe you’ll recognize the names of the authors. One thing stands out: Many of these books are geared toward adults — and we need to include children in the conversation ... Read More »

Food waste in tourism bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognised and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources ... Read More »

Solar cookers produce more than food for Mexican women

By Emilio Godoy Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The sun’s rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources – the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Read More »

14 women changing food around the world

Danielle Nierenberg Good morning from Lake Nona, Florida! Today is World Food Day, a day to celebrate the world’s farmers and focus attention on hunger, nutrition, poverty, and how to change food and agriculture. This year’s theme is “Our Actions Are Our Future: Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.” Read More »

How to ‘fix the business of food’ and save the planet

By Samira Sadeque Reprint UN, Sep 25 2019 (IPS) – With up to one billion undernourished people around the world, and agriculture and land use systems increasingly vulnerable to climate change and land degradation, more companies within the global food industry need to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Read More »

Food sovereignty Africa’s solution to food, climate crises

For Africa, the climate crisis is a food crisis. The continent will need more food to cope with a growing population, but it is estimated that global warming could cause a 10-20% reduction in Africa’s overall food production. If nothing is done to reverse course, Africa’s food imports will triple between now and 2025, reaching over $110 billion. The UN ... Read More »

Agroecological innovations for sustainable food systems: FAO

The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) released its report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition” on 3 July, 2019, in Rome, stating that “profound transformation is needed”. Read More »

Sustainable Food Systems: The Biofortification Connection

Peter Goldstein The speakers at this year’s EAT Stockholm Food Forum delivered a consistent message to the roughly 1,000 attendees: Current global diets are damaging human health and planetary well-being. The foods we produce, and the ways we produce them, contribute to alarming trends in the global climate, pollution, and biodiversity loss. We need to take remedial actions locally and ... Read More »

BD Standards Institution cancels licence of 25 food products

Dhaka, May 15 -The Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) pn Wednesday cancelled and suspended licenses of a total of 25 products of 22 companies for their failure to come up with answers against the show cause notices served by the BSTI. An office order of BSTI, signed by its director (CM) Engr M Ishaq Ali said that the licenses ... Read More »

Food import bill to fall, but poorest unlikely to benefit

Geneva, May (Kanaga Raja) – The global food import bill is set to decline by 2.5 percent in 2019 to USD 1.472 trillion, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has projected. In its latest Food Outlook released on 9 May, FAO, however, said that poor cereal production prospects for the least-developed countries (LDCs), low-income food-deficit countries ... Read More »

HC shows grave concern over food adulteration

Dhaka, May 9 – The High Court yesterday expressed grave concerned over the poor activity of government’s organizations in stopping food adulteration and taking legal action against the responsible persons for leading people toward death through supplying contaminated foods. It also expressed anxiety for not withdrawal of 52 food items from the market even after these were found sub-standard by ... Read More »

10 orgs highlighting the true cost of food

Danielle Nierenberg I’m thrilled to join the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and over 100 thinkers and doers in the food system for The Future of Food: True Cost Accounting for Transformative Change event. Together we will discuss some the challenges the food system faces—at least one-third of food is lost or wasted, agriculture fuels 70 to 90 ... Read More »

Food, nutrition research and policy workshop opens in Dhaka

Dhaka, Feb 24 – A 7-day training workshop for mid-level officials of Ministry of Food and Directorate General of Food and the Directorate General of Food Planning and Monitoring unit organized by the Integrated Food Policy Research Program with technical guidance of the DG Food and the project management unit of the modern food storage project was inaugurated on Sunday ... Read More »

Towards a common food policy for the EU

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has released a new report: “Towards A Common Food Policy for the EU”. The report maps out a single, time-bound vision for reforming European food systems, realigning the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability. This comprehensive ... Read More »

Looking forward: Food Tank plans for 2019

Danielle Nierenberg Last week, I wrote asking you to join Food Tank and reminding you about all that we accomplished together in 2018. Now let’s look forward. Our plans for 2019 are simply amazing, and we are embarking on our greatest organizational expansion ever. The good food The Food Tank Team movement demands this as we try to keep up ... Read More »

Potential of agroecology to transform global food system

Agroecology is a growing social movement which encourages peer-to-peer exchanges of information between farmers, the chief goal being to develop locally adapted solutions for peasant farmers that work with the available resources. A brochure on agroecology features its many successes as a roadmap for a socially and ecologically sustainable transformation of agriculture details on this.  Read More »

True cost of a plate of food around the world

How much would you expect to pay for the most basic plate of food? The kind of thing you might whip up at home – nothing fancy, just enough to fill you up and meet a third of today’s calorie needs. A soup, maybe, or a simple stew – some beans or lentils, a handful of rice, bread, or corn? Read More »

Food, agri orgs building better food system in Washington

Danielle Nierenberg The 4th Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit is just around the corner, and we’re excited to hear from, collaborate with, and meet our member organizations based in the D.C. area. The U.S. capital is humming with food systems activity, housing an array of organizations involved in international, domestic, and local food and agriculture work, from farms to ... Read More »