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With Climate Week Coming Up, It’s Time to Act on Climate Change and Food

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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!
Dear food-tank-the-food-think-tank,

It’s time to get to work to solve the climate crisis.

The end of the year is bookended by three major, global events: NYC Climate Week, which begins next week in New York City to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly; the UN Food and Agriculture Programme’s World Food Day on October 16; and COP28, the annual UN climate change conference, which will take place in Dubai starting at the end of November.

With so many high-level leaders and changemakers coming together, we have an opportunity to demonstrate the incredible momentum of the food movement—and show the world how food and agriculture can be part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Food Tank’s Climate Week programming will kick off next Thursday, Sept. 14, when Food Tank, WWF, Wholechain, and NYU Steinhardt will present a Summit called "Food and Agriculture as a Solution to the Climate Crisis" in collaboration with five global partners: the World Food Program-USA, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization North America, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Our goal for this event is to highlight the crucial role of food and agriculture in working to solve the climate crisis, domestically and internationally.

Amazing speakers and moderators will be joining us, including (in alphabetical order): Alysia Reiner, American actress; Carolyn Dimitri, NYU Steinhardt; Cassie Flynn, United Nations Development Programme; Chloe Sorvino, Forbes; Chris Adamo, Danone; Dan Colen, Sky-High Farm; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Deena Shanker, Bloomberg; Didier Toubia, Aleph Farms; Dr. John de la Parra, The Rockefeller Foundation; Dr. Rebecca Shaw, WWF; Dr. Selena Ahmed, American Heart Association; Dr. Stefanos Fotiou, UN FAO; Earlene Cruz, Kitchen Connection; Edward Wyatt, WWF; Fernando Bellesse, WWF USA; George Ronald Gray, UNDP; Haile Thomas, The Happy Org; Jahan-Zeb Chowdhury, The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Jayson Berryhill, Wholechain; Jeff Gordinier, Esquire Magazine; Jennifer Baumwoll, UNDP; Jennifer Berg, NYU Steinhardt; Jessica Fanzo, Columbia University Climate School; Jocelyn Zuckerman, James Beard Award-winning journalist; Joe Sellwood, Rever; Jonathan Papoulidis, Food for the Hungry Inc; José Luis Chicoma, UNDP; Kem Seesink, World Food Program USA; Lana Weidgenant, Act4Food and ProVeg International; Lara Gilmore, Food for Soul; Logan Duran, Tapestry Inc; Mark Bittman, American food journalist, best-selling author, and former columnist for The New York Times; Michael Chorske, Pegasus Capital Advisors; Monica Ellis, Global Water Challenge; Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest; Olowo-n'djo Tchala, Alaffia; Padma Lakshmi, Goodwill Ambassador, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Paola De Almeida, formerly of Mars; Paula Perez, Oatly; Pierre Thiam, Chef, Author, and Social Activist; Raquel Lagunas, UNDP; Rene Edde, Accenture; Rick Duke, United States Deputy Special Envoy for Climate; Sage Lenier, Sustainable & Just Future; Simballa Sylla, Sustainable African Foods; Stacey Vanek Smith, National Public Radio; and Zoya Teirstein, Grist. Catering provided by Great Performances and Oatly.

Join us FREE via livestream by registering HERE. The in-person event is at capacity, but if you’d like to be added to the waitlist, let us know by emailing Kenzie at [email protected].

In the evening, Food Tank and Participant Media are co-presenting a special advanced viewing of the sequel to the acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary Food, Inc. After the screening, we’ll have a fireside chat featuring luminaries Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, and Eric Schlosser. We will also be hearing from the filmmakers, Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo.

The event is at capacity but video of the discussion will be free and available immediately after the event on Food Tank's YouTube page.

And don’t forget, Food Tank members get advance invitations to our Summits before they’re sold-out. So if you’re not already a member, now’s a good time to join at FoodTank.com/Join.

Food Tank’s programming continues throughout Climate Week in New York City. Here are some highlights:

• Monday, Sept. 18: Along with the James Beard Foundation, we’re presenting "Climate Week: What Can Chefs Do About Climate Change: A Conversation About Solutions, Hope, And Deliciousness." This panel features Anne E. McBride from JBF and chefs Mavis-Jay Sanders and Daniel Humm. It’s free but hurry and register HERE—it’ll sell out quick.

Tuesday, Sept. 19: I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on combating food waste that’s free and open to NYC Climate Week registered attendees. Later that evening, we’ll be at the Earth Shot Prize Innovation Summit with His Royal Highness Prince William.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: As part of Food Day 2023, I’ll be moderating a panel at a Summit with The Rockefeller Foundation, WWF, and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The agenda includes: Anna Lappe, Global Alliance for the Future of Food; Julia Moskin, The New York Times; Erika Xananine Calvillo Ramirez, Indigenous Youth Leader from Mexico, Elizabeth Yee, The Rockefeller Foundation; Carter Roberts, WWF; H.E Minister Mariam Almheiri, United Arab Emirates; food-tank-the-food-think-tank Washington, Rise and Root Farm; Reema Nanavaty, SEWA India; Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO, and more. Register for the livestream HERE.

In the evening, chef Sean Sherman is curating the Eat4Change Dinner @ UNGA, an evening celebrating the power of food to transform people and the planet. In person tickets are sadly already sold out.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Join us for a special Climate Week "Feast to Fix the Future of Food" Culinary Adventure—a multi-course dinner with an incredible lineup of chefs, storytellers, and more. Themed around celebrating the "Beans is How" campaign, this event will take place at Platform (the James Beard Foundation Pier 57) space. Featured chefs include: Chef Anita Jaisinghani, award winning chef and co-owner of Pondicherri, Houston; Chef Grace Ramirez, TV celebrity chef, author, and advocate; and Chef Lorna Maseko, International celebrity chef, TV presenter, award winning cookbook author and former Prima Ballerina South Africa. Buy tickets HERE.

And these are just some of the highlights!

As a Food Tanker, let me share also my personal Climate Week schedule with you so you can join me whenever possible. Loop me in via email at [email protected] about how you’re meeting the moment when it comes to climate, whether you’ll be at Climate Week in person or supporting from around the world.

Onward,

Dani

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P.S. Our friends and colleagues are organizing plenty of Climate Week events, too.

On Sept. 18, attend the NYC premiere of "WildHope," a series of short films spotlighting those making a change for the planet. Free at 6 p.m., and you can register HERE.

On Sept 21, join our friends at Columbia University and Clim-Eat for a Summit themed: "Trailblazing, failing, and setting sail: A quest for food systems innovations." Speakers include Sam Kass, Acre Venture Partners and Food Entrepreneur; Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT Foundation; Andy Jarvis, Director of Future of Food, Bezos Earth Foundation; and more. Tickets HERE.

The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy in New York City, Colorado State University's Food Systems Institute, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research are hosting an event on public food procurement around the world. The event is Friday, Sept. 22, and you can register for free in-person or virtually HERE.

And keep an eye out for more great events in the days to come!


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Food Tank, the Forum for Farmers and Food Security (3FS), and other global partners are hosting several can't-miss events soon:

Our next Summit: "Food and Agriculture as a Solution to the Climate Crisis."

🗓  Thursday, September 14
📍 WNYC studios in New York City
🎟 Find more info and get FREE tickets by CLICKING HERE!

A Sa1H IS P A C RN 2V - WATER ISLIFE 3 OCTOBER 16TH12:30PM PST MORRIS J. WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER, CANADA food and Agrcature Organiationof the JUIFAD l" Driscolls TEIVe RO agl Unted Nators B foodtank OF BRITISH COLUMB A Facaltyof Land and Foad Systems,
North America's official World Food Day event: Water Is Life

🗓  Monday, October 16
📍 Simon Fraser University — Vancouver, Canada
🎟 Find more info and get FREE tickets by CLICKING HERE!

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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! Dear food-tank-the-food-think-tank, It’s time to get to work to solve the climate crisis. The end of the year is bookended by three major, global events: NYC Climate Week, which begins next week in New York City to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly; the UN Food and Agriculture Programme’s World Food Day on October 16; and COP28, the annual UN climate change conference, which will take place in Dubai starting at the end of November. With so many high-level leaders and changemakers coming together, we have an opportunity to demonstrate the incredible momentum of the food movement—and show the world how food and agriculture can be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Food Tank’s Climate Week programming will kick off next Thursday, Sept. 14, when Food Tank, WWF, Wholechain, and NYU Steinhardt will present a Summit called "Food and Agriculture as a Solution to the Climate Crisis" in collaboration with five global partners: the World Food Program-USA, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization North America, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Our goal for this event is to highlight the crucial role of food and agriculture in working to solve the climate crisis, domestically and internationally. Amazing speakers and moderators will be joining us, including (in alphabetical order): Alysia Reiner, American actress; Carolyn Dimitri, NYU Steinhardt; Cassie Flynn, United Nations Development Programme; Chloe Sorvino, Forbes; Chris Adamo, Danone; Dan Colen, Sky-High Farm; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Deena Shanker, Bloomberg; Didier Toubia, Aleph Farms; Dr. John de la Parra, The Rockefeller Foundation; Dr. Rebecca Shaw, WWF; Dr. Selena Ahmed, American Heart Association; Dr. Stefanos Fotiou, UN FAO; Earlene Cruz, Kitchen Connection; Edward Wyatt, WWF; Fernando Bellesse, WWF USA; George Ronald Gray, UNDP; Haile Thomas, The Happy Org; Jahan-Zeb Chowdhury, The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Jayson Berryhill, Wholechain; Jeff Gordinier, Esquire Magazine; Jennifer Baumwoll, UNDP; Jennifer Berg, NYU Steinhardt; Jessica Fanzo, Columbia University Climate School; Jocelyn Zuckerman, James Beard Award-winning journalist; Joe Sellwood, Rever; Jonathan Papoulidis, Food for the Hungry Inc; José Luis Chicoma, UNDP; Kem Seesink, World Food Program USA; Lana Weidgenant, Act4Food and ProVeg International; Lara Gilmore, Food for Soul; Logan Duran, Tapestry Inc; Mark Bittman, American food journalist, best-selling author, and former columnist for The New York Times; Michael Chorske, Pegasus Capital Advisors; Monica Ellis, Global Water Challenge; Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest; Olowo-n'djo Tchala, Alaffia; Padma Lakshmi, Goodwill Ambassador, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Paola De Almeida, formerly of Mars; Paula Perez, Oatly; Pierre Thiam, Chef, Author, and Social Activist; Raquel Lagunas, UNDP; Rene Edde, Accenture; Rick Duke, United States Deputy Special Envoy for Climate; Sage Lenier, Sustainable & Just Future; Simballa Sylla, Sustainable African Foods; Stacey Vanek Smith, National Public Radio; and Zoya Teirstein, Grist. Catering provided by Great Performances and Oatly. Join us FREE via livestream by registering HERE. The in-person event is at capacity, but if you’d like to be added to the waitlist, let us know by emailing Kenzie at [email protected]. In the evening, Food Tank and Participant Media are co-presenting a special advanced viewing of the sequel to the acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary Food, Inc. After the screening, we’ll have a fireside chat featuring luminaries Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, and Eric Schlosser. We will also be hearing from the filmmakers, Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo. The event is at capacity but video of the discussion will be free and available immediately after the event on Food Tank's YouTube page. And don’t forget, Food Tank members get advance invitations to our Summits before they’re sold-out. So if you’re not already a member, now’s a good time to join at FoodTank.com/Join. Food Tank’s programming continues throughout Climate Week in New York City. Here are some highlights: • Monday, Sept. 18: Along with the James Beard Foundation, we’re presenting "Climate Week: What Can Chefs Do About Climate Change: A Conversation About Solutions, Hope, And Deliciousness." This panel features Anne E. McBride from JBF and chefs Mavis-Jay Sanders and Daniel Humm. It’s free but hurry and register HERE—it’ll sell out quick. • Tuesday, Sept. 19: I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on combating food waste that’s free and open to NYC Climate Week registered attendees. Later that evening, we’ll be at the Earth Shot Prize Innovation Summit with His Royal Highness Prince William. • Wednesday, Sept. 20: As part of Food Day 2023, I’ll be moderating a panel at a Summit with The Rockefeller Foundation, WWF, and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The agenda includes: Anna Lappe, Global Alliance for the Future of Food; Julia Moskin, The New York Times; Erika Xananine Calvillo Ramirez, Indigenous Youth Leader from Mexico, Elizabeth Yee, The Rockefeller Foundation; Carter Roberts, WWF; H.E Minister Mariam Almheiri, United Arab Emirates; food-tank-the-food-think-tank Washington, Rise and Root Farm; Reema Nanavaty, SEWA India; Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO, and more. Register for the livestream HERE. • In the evening, chef Sean Sherman is curating the Eat4Change Dinner @ UNGA, an evening celebrating the power of food to transform people and the planet. In person tickets are sadly already sold out. • Thursday, Sept. 21: Join us for a special Climate Week "Feast to Fix the Future of Food" Culinary Adventure—a multi-course dinner with an incredible lineup of chefs, storytellers, and more. Themed around celebrating the "Beans is How" campaign, this event will take place at Platform (the James Beard Foundation Pier 57) space. Featured chefs include: Chef Anita Jaisinghani, award winning chef and co-owner of Pondicherri, Houston; Chef Grace Ramirez, TV celebrity chef, author, and advocate; and Chef Lorna Maseko, International celebrity chef, TV presenter, award winning cookbook author and former Prima Ballerina South Africa. Buy tickets HERE. And these are just some of the highlights! As a Food Tanker, let me share also my personal Climate Week schedule with you so you can join me whenever possible. Loop me in via email at [email protected] about how you’re meeting the moment when it comes to climate, whether you’ll be at Climate Week in person or supporting from around the world. Onward, Dani ———————— P.S. Our friends and colleagues are organizing plenty of Climate Week events, too. On Sept. 18, attend the NYC premiere of "WildHope," a series of short films spotlighting those making a change for the planet. Free at 6 p.m., and you can register HERE. On Sept 21, join our friends at Columbia University and Clim-Eat for a Summit themed: "Trailblazing, failing, and setting sail: A quest for food systems innovations." Speakers include Sam Kass, Acre Venture Partners and Food Entrepreneur; Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT Foundation; Andy Jarvis, Director of Future of Food, Bezos Earth Foundation; and more. Tickets HERE. The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy in New York City, Colorado State University's Food Systems Institute, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research are hosting an event on public food procurement around the world. The event is Friday, Sept. 22, and you can register for free in-person or virtually HERE. And keep an eye out for more great events in the days to come! Share this resource: Facebook Twitter VW Youtube Instagram Mark Your Calendars Food Tank, the Forum for Farmers and Food Security (3FS), and other global partners are hosting several can't-miss events soon: Our next Summit: "Food and Agriculture as a Solution to the Climate Crisis." 🗓  Thursday, September 14 📍 WNYC studios in New York City 🎟 Find more info and get FREE tickets by CLICKING HERE! A Sa1H IS P A C RN 2V - WATER ISLIFE 3 OCTOBER 16TH12:30PM PST MORRIS J. WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER, CANADA food and Agrcature Organiationof the JUIFAD l" Driscolls TEIVe RO agl Unted Nators B foodtank OF BRITISH COLUMB A Facaltyof Land and Foad Systems, North America's official World Food Day event: Water Is Life 🗓  Monday, October 16 📍 Simon Fraser University — Vancouver, Canada 🎟 Find more info and get FREE tickets by CLICKING HERE! Articles You Shouldn't Miss Inside The Battle for Delivery Workers’ Wages: Lawsuits and Legislation in NYC New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently announced the implementation of a minimum wage policy for app-based restaurant delivery workers. But lawsuits from Uber, DoorDash, and GrubHub are preventing the policy from going into effect. Read → Farm-to-Table Delivery: How Farmers Post is Shaping the Future of Agriculture Farmers Post, a pilot program launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is enabling farmers from eastern Connecticut to ship their products to local households through the U.S. Postal Service. Read → The Small Farmer Atlas: Learning Lessons from the Original Influencers Small-scale farmers are among the original influencers growing the food that sustains and shapes us. But their position at the beginning of global supply chains often leaves them with little influence over market decisions that affect their future. Read → Op-Ed: It’s Time for the World to Invest in African Agri-Food Innovations and Innovators "The investment gap is real—and has profound consequences for farmers ability to feed not only Africa, but the world," write Hellen Keti, the Director of Abosi Top Hill Farmers’ Cooperative in Kenya, and Jean Claude Rubyogo, the Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA). Read → #FoodTank Facebook Twitter VW Youtube Instagram View web version • Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, 1915 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
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