New York Times Discusses Farm Bill

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The 2012 Farm Bill, which is currently being discussed in the U.S. Congress, is also being debated by many experts in the field.

Among the topics being talked about by lawmakers, farmers, and consumers are the continuation of government subsidies for commodity crops like soy and corn, and the role the government should play to tackle unhealthy diets, global hunger, and ineffective nutritional assistance programs,

Click here to follow the New York Times online debate on the Farm Bill.

 

Danielle Nierenberg
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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