Brian Halweil, Senior Fellow
Brian Halweil is a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute covering issues of food and agriculture and is currently Co-Director of Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org). He joined Worldwatch in 1997 as the John Gardner Public Service Fellow from Stanford University, where he had established a student-run farm on campus. In addition, Brian has helped set up community-supported farms throughout California and New York, as well as in Mexico, and assisted farmers who were making the shift to organic agriculture. As a food and agriculture expert, Brian has testified before the U.S. Senate on biotechnology, poverty, and hunger, and his research and writing have been featured in national media. He is the author of Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket.
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- "Charting a New Path to Eliminating Hunger," in State of the World 2011 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2011), co-authored with Danielle Nierenberg.
- "Meat and Seafood: The Most Costly Ingredients in the Global Diet," in State of the World 2008 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2008), co-authored with Danielle Nierenberg.
- Still No Free Lunch: Nutrient Levels in U.S. Food Supply Eroded by Pursuit of High Yields (The Organic Center, September 2007).
- "Farming the Cities," in State of the World 2007 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2007), co-authored with Danielle Nierenberg.
- Catch of the Day: Choosing Seafood for Healthier Oceans, Worldwatch Paper 172, November 2006.
- "Can Organic Farming Feed Us All?" World Watch, May/June 2006.
- "The Irony of Climate," World Watch, March/April 2005.
- Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004).
- "Why No One Wins in the Global Food Fight," Washington Post, 21 September 2003.
- "A Win-win-win-win Industry for the Tropics," World Watch, May/June 2002.
- "Farming in the Public Interest," in State of the World 2002 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2002).
- "Biotech, African Corn, and the Vampire Weed," World Watch, September/October 2001.