Climate Week: Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

 The Climate Action Summit of the UN Secretary General and the Global #WeekforFuture organized in response to youth activist Greta Thunberg both took place this week. It also marked the conclusion of Covering Climate Now, a reporting initiative led by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation “aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the […]


Closing the Food Gap in Food-Insecure Communities

This is an excerpt from a longer article recently published in Sight & Life magazine (August 2019). It is co-authored by Refresh Working Group members Danielle Nierenberg, Alicia Powers and Sarah Papazoglakis. Recent digital innovations in e-commerce, online grocery shopping, and food and meal delivery services are helping to address food and nutrition insecurity by […]


Datasets Powering the Food Industry

Datasets are a key ingredient that feeds data-driven tools for the food system. They are repositories of statistics, images, and/or other relevant information about a particular subject. In the food system, these collections of information on agriculture, food retail, or nutrition, for example, are among the important reservoirs of data used to develop food and […]