Jessica Anson

Jessica Anson is a digital marketing specialist in New York City empowering small businesses that are disrupting the food system. She specializes in working with clients focused on food waste, improving farm viability, nutrition and wellness. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources from Cornell University, where she was involved in sustainable agricultural research and social enterprise projects. Formerly Jessica served at the Public Policy Director of the Long Island Farm Bureau, a non-governmental, grassroots organization aiming to solve economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry. She lead local advocacy programs promoting economic security for farming families through education, legislation and media outreach at the local and New York State levels representing 3700 members. Jessica also serves on the Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center Advisory Board. She is passionate about ways we can solve many of society’s human health and environmental issues through reshaping our food system.

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The Role of Technology in Addressing the Food Waste Epidemic

As traditional distribution systems and supermarkets are slow to address the food waste epidemic, there is growing momentum among a range of new companies to decrease waste by reshaping the food system itself.

August 10, 2018

Will Brexit and Trump’s Wall Change the Face of Farm Labour?

The UK and US are headed for a crisis as crack-downs on immigration threaten to make it harder for agriculture to find the labour it requires. The problem, of course, is that most Westerners don’t want to do the hard, physical labour required in agriculture…

February 21, 2018