In conjunction with Perspectives E-zine Farm to Table, we invite everyone to participate in a live online chat with Brian Halweil, Senior Researcher at Worldwatch Institute on Tuesday, December 5, 2-3 pm (EST).
Brian will be talking about how you can connect the dots between what you eat and how it helps or harms the environment. Check out an interview with Brian in Perspectives.
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Farm to Table - New Perspectives E-zine from OneWorld.net
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Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
Brian joined Worldwatch in 1997 as the John Gardner Public Service Fellow from Stanford University. At the Institute, Brian writes on the social and ecological impacts of how we grow food, focusing recently on organic farming, biotechnology, hunger, and rural communities. Most recently, he describes the evolving local food movement in Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket.
Brian's work has been featured in the international press, and he recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the role of biotechnology in combating poverty and hunger in the developing world. Brian has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and East Africa learning indigenous farming techniques and promoting sustainable food production. Before coming to Worldwatch, Brian worked with California farmers interested in reducing their pesticide use, and set up a 2-acre student-run organic farm on Stanford campus. He writes from Sag Harbor, NY, where he and his wife tend a home garden and orchard.
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