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Danielle Nierenberg is an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues and has written extensively on gender and population, the spread of factory farming in the developing world, and innovations in sustainable agriculture. Her knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 3,000 major publications and outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, and The Washington Post. She spent two years traveling to more than 35 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America meeting with farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, and journalists collecting their thoughts on what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty, while also protecting the environment. Danielle was the Director of the Nourishing the Planet project and the Food and Agriculture Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute from 2001 – 2012. She currently lives in Chicago and is the co-founder of Chicago-based FoodTank: The Food Think Tank .

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