Danielle Nierenberg is a co-founder of Food Tank and a globally recognized expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has spoken at major conferences and events all over the world and her knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 3,000 major publication...
This article was co-authored by Chris Cochran, Executive Director of ReFED. Labor Day is synonymous with hot dogs, burgers, corn-on-the-cob, and coleslaw. It’s a day to celebrate workers, but also of serious consumption—and with it, food waste. On average, New Yorkers will, together, waste nearly 5 million kilograms of food (11 million pounds) over the three-day weekend. That’s the equivalent of 48,000 empty hot dog carts or 129 NYC subway cars.
This week, Food Tank has hand-picked 16 books that have educated, inspired, and informed us. They highlight sustainable agriculture, wild food, backyard gardening, soil health, and more. From Sarah Elton’s “Consumed,” a compilation of stories highlighting Elton’s exploration of local efforts to achieve a more sustainable food system to “The Grazing Revolution” by Allan Savory, which presents a solution to desertification through holistic management, all of these books are worth a read.
Three quarters of American voters favor more sustainable farming practices, according to research by Lake Research Partners. And food access is likely to be salient issue in the 2016 presidential election, with nearly half of voters identifying healthy food access as a top priority for changing the food system. More than ever before, Americans are concerned about what they’re eating, how it was grown, where it was grown, and by whom.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".