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Deconstructing Donald Trump

Those who quickly dismiss Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency are wrong. Rather than being a rambling account of a confused man’s thoughts, his announcement is a testament to the vagaries of the capitalist system, and the unpredictable turns of

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

Iraq’s Unending Woes

Iraq’s dismal health situation is testimony to the invasion of the country by foreign forces, including now the takeover of important parts of its territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Iraqi people have been

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

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity and better housing coupled with higher education lead them to leave their rural homes

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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.

Messi’s Secret

After the extraordinary performance of Barcelona against Juventus –where Messi was again a key player, we now know the real truth about Messi: He not only is the best soccer player of this era, but probably of all time. Although

A Lazy Day and an Immigrant’s Dream

I had accepted my wife’s invitation to accompany her to a work meeting at an isolated hotel in New York State, tired of the hectic pace of Manhattan. After an almost 6-hours trip I was ready for a good lunch

The Case Against Manifest Destiny

The disastrous consequences of the recent aggressions against Iraq , Afghanistan , Syria , Yemen and Ukraine , to name just a few, show the urgent need to revive the principle of non-intervention into another state. This principle of international

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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