By Jueseppi B.
Food Tank is a think tank focused on a feeding the world better. We research and highlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
FOOD TANK : The Food Think Tank (Trailer). Danielle Nierenberg & Ellen Gustafson.
Published on Dec 24, 2012
Trailer Video for FOOD TANK : The Food Think Tank (Trailer). New organization founded by Danielle Nierenberg & Ellen Gustafson.
The global food movement grows from the kitchens, gardens, and farms of the countless citizens who have committed to making healthy, sustainable choices about cultivating and consuming food. Food Tank exists to amplify these voices.
Our food system is broken. Some people don’t have enough food, while others are eating too much. There’s only one way to fix this problem and it starts with you and me.
Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is for the 7 billion people who have to eat every day. We will offer solutions and environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty by creating a network of connections and information for us to consume and share.
Food Tank is for farmers and producers, policy makers and government leaders, researchers and scientists, academics and journalists, and the funding and donor communities to collaborate on providing sustainable solutions for our most pressing environmental and social problems.
As much as we need new THINKING on global food system issues, we also need new DOING. Around the world, there are examples of people and organizations that have developed innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the most pressing issues of food and agriculture. Through years of field visits (and years of trying to eat better in our own communities), Food Tank will continue to highlight and promote the best practices.
The co-founders of Food Tank, Ellen Gustafson and Danielle Nierenberg, hope to bridge the domestic and global food issues by highlighting how hunger, obesity, climate change, unemployment, and other problems can be solved by more research and investment in agriculture.
Food Tank will highlight HOPE and SUCCESS in agriculture. We will feature innovative ideas that are already working on the ground, in cities, in kitchens, in fields and in laboratories. These innovations need more attention, more research, and ultimately more funding to be replicated and scaled-up. And that is where we need you. Because we all need to work together to find solutions that nourish us and our planet.
Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is for all of us who care about the food system. We want to create a community for all of the stakeholders involved in the food system to learn about environmentally sustainable ways to alleviate hunger, obesity, and poverty – and we need your help to do that.
When you donate to Food Tank, you’re making an impact on a global level. For $50 a year, you are helping to build a worldwide network of eaters, farmers, producers, and policy-makers.
Change can begin right now. Please donate here to help us get this project started. By joining Food Tank, you will be a founding member and all contributions today will go toward building this powerful, free online library of food and agriculture research and resources.
Press and other inquiries:.
If you would like to invite Danielle or Ellen to speak or schedule an interview please contact us at Danielle@foodtank.org.
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Food Tank Co-Founders
Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank (photo credit: Morgan Anderson)
Danielle Nierenberg is a co-founder of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has written extensively on gender and population, the spread of factory farming in the developing world, and innovations in sustainable agriculture
From 2009-2012, Danielle was the Director of the Nourishing the Planet project housed at the Worldwatch Institute. During that time she managed a US$1.34 million grant to assess the state of agricultural innovations. She spent two years traveling to more than 35 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America meeting with farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, and journalists collecting their thoughts on what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty, while also protecting the environment.
Danielle worked with more than 60 authors from all over the world to produce State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. The State of the World symposium she organized in January 2011 brought together representatives of USDA, the World Bank, farmers organizations, agricultural research organizations, and other stakeholders.
Danielle served as a Food and Agriculture Senior Researcher at Worldwatch from 2001-2012 working on major research projects on gender and population, the global meat economy, emerging infectious diseases related to the food system, climate change and agriculture, and innovations in sustainable agriculture.
Her knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 3,000 major publications includingThe New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, BBC, the Guardian (UK),the Mail and Guardian (South Africa),the East African (Kenya), TIME magazine, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Voice of America, the Times of India, and other major publications
Danielle has authored or contributed to several major reports and books, including Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry (2005), State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet (Editor and Project Director, 2011), Eating Planet 2012 (2012), and Food and Agriculture: The Future of Sustainability (2012).
She has spoken at major conferences and events all over the world including The World Food Prize/Borlaug Dialogues (2010 and 2012), the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (2012), UNFCCC COP 16, the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition Annual Forums (2011 and 2012), the Aspen Institute Environment Forum (2011), the European Commission Green Week (2010), the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2008), the Sustainable Food Summit (2012), the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Network (2011), the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (2011), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2011), the Food and Agriculture Organization (2011), and many others. She also worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic
phone: (202) 590-1037
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Danielle Nierenberg on Agriculture as the Solution (co-president of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank)
Published on Dec 19, 2012
Danielle Nierenberg on how agriculture can be the solution (co-president of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank) at http://www.FoodTank.org
and Ellen Gustafson
Ellen Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist, innovator and social entrepreneur. Ellen was the Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project, a think + do tank changing the conversation about the global food system by connecting hunger and obesity. The 30 Project brought together key organizations and activists working around the world on addressing hunger, obesity, and agriculture issues to talk about their visions for the food system’s future. She also co-founded FEED Projects, LLC and its corresponding non-profit foundation which has provided over 60 million school meals to children around the world through the sale of tote bags that promote the mission. Ellen is currently working on a book with Rodale Press tentatively entitled We the Eaters.
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Ellen Gustafson on “Making Agriculture Cool for Youth”: The Food Think Tank (www.FoodTank.org)
Published on Dec 10, 2012
Ellen Gustafson, co-president of FoodTank: the Food Think Tank (www.FoodTank.org), discussing how agriculture is becoming more attractive for youth. FoodTank is a bold new voice in the fight for health-based agriculture, alleviating hunger and poverty, stemming the tide of obesity, and improving environmental sustainability. Fixing the system requires changing the conversation and finding ways that make food production—and consumption—more economically, environmentally, and socially just and sustainable.
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