Danielle Nierenberg

Danielle Nierenberg is an expert on sustainable agriculture and co-founder of the new group Food Tank, which will focus on food and agriculture policy for the 21st century. Previously she was co-project director of the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 2:38pm
How to Save Water on World Water Day
Today is World Water Day, and here in the United States we must learn to preserve this precious resource. The United States is one of the world’s biggest users of water — a single American can use as much water as 900 Kenyans. As a result, water resources in the United States are shrinking.
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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:49am
Honoring Women of the Food Movement on Int’l Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to recognize the steps that have been taken to improve gender equality and to acknowledge that much more needs to be done to level the playing field for women in all sectors, including agriculture.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 7:03am
13 Resolutions to Change the Food System in 2013
As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diets and health. We think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, and eaters need new, bigger resolutions for fixing the food system--real changes with long-term impacts in fields, boardrooms, and on plates all over the world. These are resolutions that the world can’t afford to break with nearly one billion still hungry and more than one billion suffering from the effects of being overweight and obese.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:42pm
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
Today’s sky-rocketing food prices are pushing more people into poverty, threatening the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, and raising concerns about global food security. At first glance, the problem seems to be one of quantity; high prices at the grocery store and local market appear to provide justification for large-scale, industrial food production.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 8:05am
Calling All Farmers
Although cell phones have become our constant companions and personal play-things, in many parts of the world, having access to a cell phone means more than being able to check email or update a Facebook status at a moment’s notice. For rural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, phones can be simple, yet essential, tools for keeping their businesses alive. In an era driven by the immediacy of information, aid programs cannot underestimate the value of cell phones in developing countries as they begin to connect parts of the world initially left out of globalization.
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