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Danielle Nierenberg

Harvesting the Research: Valuing Ecosystem Services to Offset Global Costs of Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Food Tank spoke with Dr. Harpinder Sandhu, lead author of a paper on the value of ecosystem services published in PeerJ, an online scientific and medical journal.

Love the Hands that Feed You. 6 Tips for a More Sustainable Valentine's Day.

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This Valentine's Day, before planning your romantic dinner or buying roses and chocolate, think about how your choices will affect the hands that feed you.

Three Food Resolutions We Can All Make

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The global community needs to make three important New Years resolutions as part of the Milan Charter in 2015 in order to create a food system that makes hunger, obesity, food waste, and injustice part of the past.

Don't Forget Family Farmers in the Battle Against Climate Change at COP 20

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farmers, in addition to producing calories, also preserve biodiversity around the world. Delegates need to recognize that farmers are not just food producers -- but entrepreneurs, teachers and stewards of the land who are on the front lines in the battle against climate change.

Supporting Family Farmers in 2014 and Beyond

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.26.2014 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Throughout 2014, Food Tank has been honored to collaborate with numerous organizations around the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

Is Organic Food Better for You?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nierenberg

A new study by Newcastle University on organic versus conventional crops confirms that organic farming methods do have a positive impact on health. Results found substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic crops versus conventional crops.

How Vegetables Can Save the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nierenberg

Clearly, vegetables are essential to the survival of individuals and communities, especially in the face of climate change. We need to invest more in vegetables to create a food system that nourishes both people and the planet!

Making Agriculture Cool

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world's youth, agriculture simply isn't seen as being "cool" or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay off -- and little room for career advancement.

Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

One of the most overlooked ingredients in farming exists right beneath farmers' feet -- healthy, fertile soils.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Modern irrigation practices can help improve crop productivity and yields. Unfortunately, irrigation is also the source of excessive water depletion from aquifers, erosion and soil degradation.

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.

The Case for Seed Saving

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Saving seeds doesn't only help improve agricultural biodiversity, but helps farmers and researchers find varieties of crops that grow better in different regions, especially as the impacts of climate change become evident.

Twenty Athletes Who Are Changing the Way We Eat

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Athletes are acutely aware of the power that food has over the human body. When they're not training or competing, many of them are doing their part to make sure that no one is limited by hunger, malnutrition, or obesity-related health problems.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

11 Chefs Changing the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Each of these 11 chefs is a pioneer in the sustainability movement. Let their food philosophies serve as an inspiration for your own Independence Day festivities!

How Food Tank's Danielle Nierenberg Wants to Save the World

Zester Daily | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Follow Danielle Nierenberg, and you will end up in interesting places.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Making Food and Agriculture Attractive to Youth

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Taste
Danielle Nierenberg

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to an amazing group of 12 to 14 year old adolescents--these kids are Montessori school students who came together to talk about ways to make the food system more just and environmentally sustainable.

Fighting for Family Farmers

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers have been and will always continue to be critical to national and global food security. Food Tank will be featuring posts focused on the issues and innovations critical to family farmers around the world, as well as actions everyone can take to support them.

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Who Would You Nominate for the World Food Prize?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

I'm wondering who you would like to see nominated for the Prize? An activist for food sovereignty in India? A scientist working on agroforestry practices in Latin America? An agronomist developing green manure practices in sub-Saharan Africa?

Hedging Against Hunger: Our Best Bet to Avoid a Global Food Bubble

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Like the dotcom burst and the subprime mortgage crash, Wall Street speculators are driving a food commodities bubble to its breaking point. If it bursts, high food prices could become the new norm, impacting wallets and bellies everywhere