Danielle Nierenberg

19 Food Films to Inform and Inspire

If you're craving good films on the food system, Food Tank has put together a list of documentaries and films to inspire, educate, and give viewers some food for thought. Each film explores a different topic in food and agriculture, some with a dash of social equality or a splash of health awareness. Whether you're a social activist, small farmer, or sustainability advocate, or you just enjoy food, we're sure you'll find a food film to further inform and interest you in all things food.

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15 Organizations Promoting Indigenous Knowledge in the Food System

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme is Indigenous Peoples and Education to highlight the importance of education and preserving indigenous knowledge.   

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20 Native North American Foods Critical to Culture and Food Security

Indigenous and traditional crops are an important source of food and fiber for people around the globe. Often these crops are resilient to pests and disease or can tolerate high temperatures, drought, or flooding. And while millions of people in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America depend on native crop varieties, North America is also home to many important indigenous crops that need to be protected for future generations.

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58 Organizations Fighting Food Waste Around the World

It’s no secret that food loss and food waste are big problems. At least 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year—in fields, during transport, in storage, at restaurants, and in markets in industrialized and developed countries alike. In rich countries alone, some 222 million tons of food is wasted, which is almost as much as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. And according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), wasted food costs some US$680 billion in industrialized countries and US$310 billion in developing countries.

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4 Things You Can Do to Help Out Threatened Honey Bees

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 80 percent of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals like bees, butterflies, birds, and more. This accounts for at least one third of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, cocoa, and thousands of others.

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18 Food-Focused Books You Must Read This Spring

Food Tank has selected 18 books that will inspire and inform readers on topics ranging from food justice to urban composting to local food systems. These books highlight the important authors and change-makers whose creativity and innovation are helping to improve the food system. Food Tank hopes that these books will educate people around the world to become more involved in the food movement as well as spread the word about exciting changes to the food system. 

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10 Food Policy Questions We Want Answered From the 2016 Presidential Candidates

In a recent poll by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 94 percent of American voters expressed concern about the state of the food system – and said that it was a very important issue to them. More than ever before, Americans are concerned about what they’re eating, how it was grown, where it was grown, and by whom.

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28 Inspiring Urban Agriculture Projects That Will Make You Rethink How Food Can Be Grown

Around 15 percent of the world's food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban farms already supply food to about 700 million residents of cities, representing about a quarter of the world’s urban population. By 2030, 60 percent of people in developing countries will likely live in cities.

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World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop During an Epic Drought

This Saturday, March 22, the world celebrates World Water Day.

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Celebrating World Water Day by Reducing Water Use in the United States

This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

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