Jaclyn Gates, one of the Oxfam Co-Chairs, stumbled across an amazing food security website the other day. I was going to use it as a starting point for a specific issue, but there was so much content available that I couldn’t decide what to write about! So instead, consider this post an introduction to http://foodtank.com/!
Food Tank describes itself as a Food Think Tank “for the seven billion people who have to eat every day.” Focusing on solutions for global hunger and the obesity epidemic, Food Tank highlights people and organizations around the world who are creating a sustainable food system from the ground up. Over the next year, President Danielle Nierenberg will be speaking at agricultural conferences across the United States and Europe.
Currently, the home page features articles on climate change, holding the food industry accountable for healthcare costs, the International Year of Family Farming (2014!), apps to support animal welfare, and an innovative new approach to rice farming that uses less water. See why I couldn’t just pick one issue to highlight here? And check out the “Partners” section for a list of organizations that are doing amazing work to fix our broken global food system (including Oxfam America)!
Next time you need to procrastinate, check out http://foodtank.com/ and get up-to-date on the latest food security news! Now I’m off to download that animal welfare app…
– Hannah Shirtliff