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Rural Transformations

Importing the Right to Food – Rural Transformations in the US Visual Seminar Series

May 15, 2024

Register for the May 31, 2024 Rural Transformations in the United States visual seminar “Importing the Right to Food,” featuring Smita Narula from Pace Law School and Joshua Lohnes from West Virginia University.

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Duke Climate Research Innovation Seed Program Funds Three Food System-related Projects

May 3, 2024

Four out of twelve funded CRISP teams will pursue research at the nexus of climate, environment and the food system.

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Empowering Eaters Summit

Student Voices: Focusing on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

March 21, 2024

On March 3, 2024, Food Tank partnered with Duke University’s World Food Policy Center to host the “Empowering Eaters: Access, Affordability, Healthy Choices Summit.” During this event, participants had the opportunity to hear from Congresswoman Valerie Foushee, who represents North Carolina’s 4th district, Mayor of Durham Leonardo Williams, and a host of local health and food industry leaders.

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FoodTank gathers change-makers at “Empowering Eaters Summit” at Duke University

February 27, 2024

Food Tank, in partnership with Duke University’s World Food Policy Center, announces their Empowering Eaters: Access, Affordability, Healthy Choices Summit on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the Fitzpatrick Building, Schiciano Auditorium (101 Science Drive, Research Dr, Durham, NC 27708). This is the third in a series of four summits Food Tank is organizing around the country to raise awareness, foster dialogue, and cultivate solutions.

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When crops don’t sell, farmers donate – a legacy of generosity

February 15, 2024

Farmers have few options when a produce crop doesn’t sell, or the harvesting cost means there won’t be a profit. Sanford’s World Food Policy Center (WFPC) and the Society of St. Andrew hosted a stakeholder workshop to explore strategies for encouraging North Carolina farmers to donate such crops through gleaning. The workshop, held on Feb. 9 in the Research Triangle Park, included farmers, extension agents, food bank representatives, philanthropic foundations, and researchers. 

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Wilson contributes to Associated Press special project: The Protein Problem

November 28, 2023

This project started with a question: Can we feed this growing world without starving the planet? A team of AP journalists explored this with a group of experts brought together in 2022, trying to learn more about how food production affects the climate and environment and how that could change in the future.

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Announcing Amanda Wood, Visiting Researcher in Residence

October 5, 2023

The World Food Policy Center is delighted to announce that Amanda Wood from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University will be in residence as a visiting researcher with the center from fall 2023 through fall 2024.

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Wilson featured on Ways & Means podcast – Food packaging matters

September 25, 2023

In this episode of the Ways & Means podcast: kicking America’s multi-billion-dollar food waste habit. How tons of wasted food contribute to climate change, and how one simple change – better food date labels – just might help make a dent in the problem.

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Why the U.S. Farm Bill Matters

September 19, 2023

Duke experts share how a key piece of legislation may affect climate change

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Friedman Lecture

How did we get here? Food Waste

September 14, 2023

On Sept. 27, 2023 Duke’s Norbert Wilson and Replate’s Katie Marchini will discuss how we got to our current food waste reality. This lecture is part of the Friedman School Speaker Series at Tufts University

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