Patty Lovera

Patty Lovera is the Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch. She coordinates the food team. Patty has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Michigan. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Patty was the deputy director of the energy and environment program at Public Citizen and a researcher at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.

Articles by this author

"Fixing our broken farm policy and ensuring a functional marketplace where farmers are paid fairly would."(Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, August 03, 2018
Trump’s Farmer "Bailout," Explained
Last week, the Trump administration announced its plan to help U.S. farmers weather the economic fallout of Trump’s trade war. Ever since, there’s been a lot of discussion about this so-called farmer bailout, much of it focused on the political calculus of whether it's enough to shore up Trump’s...
Read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A Food Revolution: The Climate Case for a Factory Farm Ban
The way we grow our food and raise livestock has changed significantly over the past several decades. Independent, small-scale family farms are increasingly giving way to industrial factory farms. Factory farms have problems , one of which is their contribution to global climate change. We need to...
Read more
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The House Finally Does the Farm Bill
After never getting around to it last year, the full House of Representatives is finally working on a farm bill and they seem to be trying to make up for lost time. Yesterday they set a very quick pace, plowing through dozens of amendments and working until close to midnight (so they can keep on schedule to adjourn Thursday afternoon and make it home to their districts for the weekend.)
Read more