Who Would You Nominate for the 2013 World Food Prize?

Who Would You Nominate for the 2013 World Food Prize?
This week, I need your input and advice. The nominations process for the World Food Prize has begun.  In 2012, Food Tank co-founder Ellen Gustafson and I participated in a panel about transforming the global food security agenda through increasing the role of youth at the World Food Prize /Borlaug Dialogues in Des Moines, Iowa. You can watch... Read more »

Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables
Parents have been telling kids to eat their vegetables for…well, forever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vegetables are crucial for optimal child growth, weight management, and chronic disease prevention. And the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 2.7 million lives could potentially be saved every year if vegetable consumption was sufficiently increased.... Read more »

Supporting Women in Agriculture

Supporting Women in Agriculture
Women operate 14 percent of the two million farms in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And in some developing countries, women comprise up to 80 percent of the agricultural labor force. Women are running more farms and ranches and producing a greater value of agricultural products than ever before. But they... Read more »
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Growing Food in Chicago

Growing Food in Chicago
This week, I spoke at the 2013 Urban Agriculture Summit in Sweden, which brought together leading decision makers from China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to discuss the future of urban agriculture. More than half of all people in the world live in cities – with 2.7 million people living in Chicago... Read more »

Bringing Better Food to Schools

Bringing Better Food to Schools
A shocking one in three children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  And this epidemic of obesity among youth not only predisposes them to diabetes and other diseases, but these problems don’t go away once they’re adults. Unhealthy and fat kids become unhealthy and fat adults.... Read more »