• Food Systems Visionaries Maintain Hope for the Future

    17 days ago - By Food Tank

    During a recent session at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, Indigenous leaders, filmmakers, and other food systems advocates gathered to discuss the need to dismantle harmful structures while supporting and scaling solutions that will promote healthy, nourished communities. The conversation was organized by The Rockefeller Foundation, Media RED, the Food4Climate Pavilion and Food Tank.
    “The industrial, capitalist food system has created more food on planet Earth than ever before,” says Dr. Rupa Marya, a physician, author, and Executive Director of the Deep Medicine Circle, “and there...
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  • Centering Gender Equity to Bring the World Back into Balance

    17 days ago - By Food Tank

    During a recent session at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Egypt, women food systems leaders advocated for centering gender equity to transform food and agriculture systems. The conversation was organized by Food Tank in partnership with the Food4Climate Pavilion.
    “If we don't empower and support women and finance women in food systems, not only will we not have a food systems transformation, but it won't be inclusive,” says Katie McCoshan, International Engagement Coordinator for the Food and Land Use Coalition.
    Many of the panelists argue that representation is key. “Who do we...
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  • Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems for Climate Resilience

    17 days ago - By Food Tank

    During a recent session at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, government representatives and sustainability advocates discussed the role of aquatic foods and water management in developing more resilient communities and mitigating the climate crisis. The conversation was organized by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Food Systems Pavilion.
    According to Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize and an aquatic food system champion, food system solutions “must move beyond land-based crops and livestock to food below water,” she shared during the 2021 UN Food Systems...
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  • Can the World Align Climate Finance with Climate Objectives?

    17 days ago - By Food Tank

    During a recent session on women, climate, and finance at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, speakers argued that inadequate funding is reaching food and agriculture solutions. The conversation was organized by Food Tank in partnership with the Food4Climate Pavilion.
    Food systems account for roughly one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. But “climate finance currently is not aligned at all with our climate objectives,” says Patty Fong, Program Director for Climate and Health & Well-Being at the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. She explains that more than US$600 billion per...
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