I see hope every day in my work as president of Food Tank. Our mission is to really highlight stories of success in the food system and whether it’s farmers in Bangladesh or farmers in New Orleans where I live – there are a lot of innovative solutions happening on the ground every day that […]
When you see older, established chains like Starbucks, and Chipotle, and Whole Foods having proventhat you can make money even when you care for how your ingredients were sourced; even when you care for your communities; even when you care about how you treat your customers and your employees – and then you see a […]
We need to get animals out of confinement buildings. I feel like the fact that we have animals in factory farms has basically been the nexus for all that is wrong with our food system.
From my perspective as a microbiologist, as a public health person, one of the main things you can do to change the food system is to quit giving industrial animals antibiotics to make them grow faster, to prevent diseases that are occurring because of the way that we’re raising them. Raise animals in a way […]
I think that the one thing we need to do to improve the food system is to connect midsize farmers to the massive market that exists through wholesale channels. And that’s by investing in food hubs around the country, that allow them to aggregate this produce and be sold to communities around the cities and […]
We need food literacy, food truth in every school. Every child should learn about what healthy, true, real food is – and that’s the work that we do. And if we all do that, we’re going to change everything.
Part of what we’re all trying to do is make sure that everyone everywhere has access to safe, healthy, and sustainable food – and that’s something that inspires me to be part of the movement is to know that it’s possible and know that more people should have that access.
I think we need to create a new paradigm for what progress looks like – that for centuries, almost, we have looked towards a level of consumption and of lifestyle that have always indicated what it means to have arrived, to have progressed, to have become affluent or to have developed in a larger sense. […]
Soil – it’s all about soil. Soil and water. It’s nature, it’s actually very simple – that it starts with the soil and water, and everything else flows from that. As long as we show respect to that nature, I think we’ll be fine.