Tomorrow, March 9th, 2011, join Nicolette Hahn Niman of Righteous Pork Chop and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich at the American premiere of the film Pig Business on Capitol Hill. The film explores the impact of factory pig farms on the environment, workers, human health, rural communities and animal welfare. Speakers will include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Tracy Worcester, the film’s director, among other leading experts in food safety, animal welfare, farm workers rights, and the environment. For more information check out the event webpage or email [email protected]
Danielle Nierenberg, an expert on livestock and sustainability, currently serves as Project Director of State of World 2011 for the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, DC-based environmental think tank. Her knowledge of factory farming and its global spread and sustainable agriculture has been cited widely in the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and other publications.
Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She is currently traveling across Africa looking at innovations that are working to alleviate hunger and poverty and blogging everyday at Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet. She has a regular column with the Mail & Guardian, the Kansas City Star, and the Huffington Post and her writing was been featured in newspapers across Africa including the Cape Town Argus, the Zambia Daily Mail, Coast Week (Kenya), and other African publications. She holds an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental policy from Monmouth College.
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