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Pay Attention: These Food Organizations Are Changing the World in 2024

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Hey Food Tank: The Food Think Tank—it’s Dani. This newsletter is a unique place for news, analysis, and my perspectives on global food system transformation. As always, I'm glad you're joining me. Tell friends to to join Food Tankers in this global conversation!
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Dear Food Tank: The Food Think Tank,

What a year!

Over the past 12 months, the food and agriculture movement has made incredible strides.

In places across the world—COP28 in Dubai; Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; and from Canada to Senegal to Italy—it’s been amazing to be able to meet so many passionate advocates for food systems transformation.

Food and agriculture are becoming firmly embedded in international and country-level policymaking agendas, and forward-thinking institutions including universities and corporations are finding their places in the fight for a more equitable and sustainable world.

But we still have work to do.

Here at Food Tank, we have a full slate of programming and involvement opportunities around the world for 2024. I hope you’ll take time to look at our plans!

Since the very beginning, Food Tank has always been about spotlighting stories of success: Shining a light on those on the ground, working day-in and day-out to build a food system that’s healthier for both people and the planet.

That’s why our annual list of organizations to watch has become one of my favorite traditions. This year, in honor of 2024, we’re highlighting 124 of the most ambitious and creative organizations working across the food system to prioritize local communities and cultures, build partnerships, and make meaningful change.

Pay attention, because folks at these organizations are changing the world.

Let’s follow these organizations, engage with them, and support them. That might look different for each of us: Maybe we can donate money. We can sign a petition or share a campaign. We can reach out to people with public platforms, like elected officials and journalists in our communities, to encourage them to feature the work these groups are doing.

Each of us also has a voice—and we become louder and more powerful when we speak together.


HERE is the full list of 124 organizations to watch in 2024. Take a look—you’ll absolutely find advocates working in your communities and focusing on issues that resonate with you. There are so many starting points!

And again, this is my personal email, so please reach out. If you’re not quite sure how to get involved, or if Food Tank can help your organization, or if you want to discuss the food systems topics you’re watching in 2024, say hello at [email protected].

I look forward to hearing from you—and Happy New Year!

Onward,

Dani

P.S. As 2024 approaches, Food Tank is moving into our second decade—and our strength is thanks to you! We’re a member-supported nonprofit, meaning that our work is made possible by an incredible family of Food Tank members around the globe.

Members receive plenty of benefits to show our appreciation, because we would not exist without them! If you’re not a member, please consider joining us. We want memberships to be as accessible as possible, so we have several tiers; you can make a one-time donation, too. All that information is at foodtank.com/join.


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On this special episode, we reflect on some of the greatest achievements in food and agriculture systems in 2023 and discuss what we're hoping to see in the new year.

Special guests include: Rev. Eugene Cho of Bread for the World, Seth Goldman of Eat the Change, Erika Allen of Urban Growers Collective, Rupa Bhattacharya of the Culinary Institute of America, and Tambra Raye Stevenson of WANDA.

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Noosa Youth Advocacy Group (NYAG) is a collective of young individuals who are working to further embed concepts of sustainability and cultural viewpoints into school curricula.

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced the draft of a national strategy to reduce food loss and waste in the United States. It's designed to help meet a goal to halve food loss and waste by 2030.

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Hey Food Tank: The Food Think Tank—it’s Dani. This newsletter is a unique place for news, analysis, and my perspectives on global food system transformation. As always, I'm glad you're joining me. Tell friends to to join Food Tankers in this global conversation! 2 FOOD TANK v NEWSLETTER Dear Food Tank: The Food Think Tank, What a year! Over the past 12 months, the food and agriculture movement has made incredible strides. In places across the world—COP28 in Dubai; Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; and from Canada to Senegal to Italy—it’s been amazing to be able to meet so many passionate advocates for food systems transformation. Food and agriculture are becoming firmly embedded in international and country-level policymaking agendas, and forward-thinking institutions including universities and corporations are finding their places in the fight for a more equitable and sustainable world. But we still have work to do. Here at Food Tank, we have a full slate of programming and involvement opportunities around the world for 2024. I hope you’ll take time to look at our plans! Since the very beginning, Food Tank has always been about spotlighting stories of success: Shining a light on those on the ground, working day-in and day-out to build a food system that’s healthier for both people and the planet. That’s why our annual list of organizations to watch has become one of my favorite traditions. This year, in honor of 2024, we’re highlighting 124 of the most ambitious and creative organizations working across the food system to prioritize local communities and cultures, build partnerships, and make meaningful change. Pay attention, because folks at these organizations are changing the world. Let’s follow these organizations, engage with them, and support them. That might look different for each of us: Maybe we can donate money. We can sign a petition or share a campaign. We can reach out to people with public platforms, like elected officials and journalists in our communities, to encourage them to feature the work these groups are doing. Each of us also has a voice—and we become louder and more powerful when we speak together. HERE is the full list of 124 organizations to watch in 2024. Take a look—you’ll absolutely find advocates working in your communities and focusing on issues that resonate with you. There are so many starting points! And again, this is my personal email, so please reach out. If you’re not quite sure how to get involved, or if Food Tank can help your organization, or if you want to discuss the food systems topics you’re watching in 2024, say hello at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you—and Happy New Year! Onward, Dani P.S. As 2024 approaches, Food Tank is moving into our second decade—and our strength is thanks to you! We’re a member-supported nonprofit, meaning that our work is made possible by an incredible family of Food Tank members around the globe. Members receive plenty of benefits to show our appreciation, because we would not exist without them! If you’re not a member, please consider joining us. We want memberships to be as accessible as possible, so we have several tiers; you can make a one-time donation, too. All that information is at foodtank.com/join. Share this resource: Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram New On The "Food Talk" Podcast FOOD TALK with DANI IS0 1 guests b oToTshdeb i1 g A New Year and New Opportunities: What's Next for the Food Movement On this special episode, we reflect on some of the greatest achievements in food and agriculture systems in 2023 and discuss what we're hoping to see in the new year. Special guests include: Rev. Eugene Cho of Bread for the World, Seth Goldman of Eat the Change, Erika Allen of Urban Growers Collective, Rupa Bhattacharya of the Culinary Institute of America, and Tambra Raye Stevenson of WANDA. Listen HERE → Articles You Shouldn't Miss Agriculture, Education, and Advocacy: Teens for Food Justice Offers a Recipe for Success A New York City-based organization working to combat food insecurity through hydroponic farming in schools, Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) involves students in STEM education. Read → Fostering Student Empowerment through Noosa’s 2024 Youth-Led Summit Noosa Youth Advocacy Group (NYAG) is a collective of young individuals who are working to further embed concepts of sustainability and cultural viewpoints into school curricula. Read → Toward Zero Waste: A New National Strategy to Halve Food Loss and Waste by 2030 The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced the draft of a national strategy to reduce food loss and waste in the United States. It's designed to help meet a goal to halve food loss and waste by 2030. Read → Op-Ed | Food Systems Must Change, and Change Must Be Measured "Despite knowing what to do in general, governments have not had the data to guide specific decisions or know if their actions are having any impact. Until now," writes a group of international food advocacy leaders. Read → #FoodTank Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram View web version • Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, 1915 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
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