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. They 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 organisations 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 their 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 and 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 they need you because we all need to work together to find solutions that nourish us and our planet.