Author: daniellenierenberg

28 Awesome Innovations Feeding Our Cities

Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban farms already supply food to about 700 million residents of cities, representing about a quarter of the world’s urban population. By

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16 Successful Projects Highlighting Permaculture Use

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by Danielle Nierenberg, Savannah Knell, and Emily Nink Permaculture is an innovative ethics and design based process used to make agriculture more sustainable, restore soil, conserve water, and redirect waste streams. The process is inspired by the everyday relationships found in nature. The

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30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

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There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are the backbone of the world’s food systems. In fact, on average, women represent 43

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Food Tank’s 2015 Summer Reading List

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This week, Food Tank has selected 20 books to engage readers in topics that range from sustainable diets to empowerment of women in agriculture. From lentil farmers to food pantry activists, the unexpected food heroes who star in these stories are

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24 Ways Chefs are Cooking up Change Outside of the Kitchen

Chefs have a unique part to play in making the food system more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and delicious. They connect producers and consumers, understand where food comes from, and know what consumers want. Food Tank is excited to highlight

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24 Ways Chefs are Cooking Up Change Outside of the Kitchen

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by Danielle Nierenberg and Philip Hanes, Chefs have a unique part to play in making the food system more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and delicious. They connect producers and consumers, understand where food comes from, and know what consumers want.

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This World Environment Day, Consume Food More Responsibly #WED2015

This Friday, June 5, is World Environment Day (WED) which celebrates positive environmental action and calls on each of us to create change. The theme of WED—“Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”—reminds us that we only have one

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Immune to the Shocks of Climate Change: How Farmers are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems

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by Danielle Nierenberg, Emily Nink, and Sarah Small The food system depends on a healthy environment, but poor agricultural practices are responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter—likely due to pesticides and

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15 Protectors of Biodiversity #IDB2015

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by Sarah Small and Danielle Nierenberg, May 22 is the International Day of Biodiversity—an opportunity to increase understanding and awareness of the Earth’s flora and fauna. This year’s theme is biodiversity for sustainable development. Human health and livelihoods are linked

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Join the Fight for Food Education! #FoodRevolutionDay

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by Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Nink May 15th is Food Revolution Day, and Jamie Oliver is asking us to join the fight for food education for every child. 

Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people all over

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