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Going Green in 2012: 12 Steps for the Developing World

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.Many of us are thinking about the changes we want to make this year. For some, these changes will be financial; for others, physical or spiritual. But for all of us, there are important resolutions we can make to “green” our lives. Although this is often a subject focused on by industrialized nations, people in developing countries can also take important steps to…See More
Jan 19, 2012
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts.The United Nations has…See More
Dec 28, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

World Grain Production Down in 2010, But Recovering

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice and maize yields…See More
Dec 1, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Global Expansion of High-speed Railroads Gains Steam

Interest in high-speed rail (HSR) is growing around the world and the number of countries running these trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years, according to new research by the Worldwatch Institute for Vital Signs Online. By 2014, high-speed trains will be operating in nearly 24 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United…See More
Nov 8, 2011
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Celebrating Nutrition on America’s “Food Day”

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet projectHamburgers, pizzas, french fries, and sugary drinks-in today's fast-paced world, these foods have become staples for many Americans. But this unhealthy diet has led to an increase in chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…See More
Oct 20, 2011
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All for one aim: Multi-pronged approach to fight hunger

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet projectThe volatility of food prices, in particular price upswings, represents…See More
Oct 13, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy, according to research done…See More
Oct 11, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

World Food Prize Recognizes Leadership in Agriculture, but More Policy Support Is Needed to Feed the World’s Hungry

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the PlanetPolicymakers around the world need to step up their efforts to…See More
Oct 6, 2011
ARMSTRONG-OGBONNA,AUGUSTINA commented on Danielle Nierenberg's blog post Back to School and Back to Good Food
"this is a good way of building healthy eating habit among children. some of half-cooked food could cause food poisoning.eat well and grow well."
Sep 19, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Back to School and Back to Good Food

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.As summer comes to an end, school is just around the corner for children across the United States. For children enrolled in state schools, this typically means the return of unhealthy lunches that are best described as “fast food”: hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fried snacks, and sugary soft drinks. Yet school lunch programs can play a key role in reinforcing healthy…See More
Aug 24, 2011
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Worldwatch report focuses on China’s green future

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet. China’s environmental problems remain a cause for global concern as climate change continues to reduce agricultural production and create instability in world food prices, according to The Worldwatch Institute’s report…See More
Aug 19, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet.Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.Despite the challenging circumstances that women in developing countries face, important innovations in communications and organizing are helping women play a key…See More
Aug 17, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

“Land Grabs” in Agriculture: Fairer Deals Needed to Ensure Opportunity for Locals

The trend of international land grabbing—when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export—can have serious environmental and social…See More
Jul 26, 2011
Phil Pauley left a comment for Danielle Nierenberg
"Hi Danielle,I was reading you post on Biodiversity Media Alliance and thought I would drop you a line, I hope that you do not mind.We would be honoured if you were to post the same or similar articles on our global sustainability website…"
Jul 22, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

The Giving Trees: Five Trees You’ve Never Heard of that Are Helping to End Hunger

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.We know that trees can help mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide from the earth’s atmosphere. But what is less widely understood is how many of these trees can also help to bring an end to hunger and poverty.Today, Nourishing the Planet takes a look at five varieties of tree that you have likely never heard of, but that are helping to alleviate…See More
Jul 20, 2011
Danielle Nierenberg posted a blog post

Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet. Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world’s food from farm to fork, according to Nourishing the Planet, a project of the Worldwatch Institute. The other links in the food chain—harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing, and selling—ensure that food actually reaches consumers. Inefficiencies in these activities, rather than just…See More
Jul 14, 2011

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What is your name?
Danielle Nierenberg
What is your job title?
Senior Researcher & co-Director, Nourishing the Planet
What organisation do you work for?
Worldwatch Institute
Website
http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Forests, Invasive species, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English & Spanish
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Danielle Nierenberg begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting is a Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute and co-Project Director of State of World 2011: Nourishing the Planet. Her knowledge of sustainable agriculture issues, in particular factory farming and its global spread, has been cited widely in the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and other media. Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and currently volunteers at farmers' markets, the Earth Sangha (an urban reforestation organization), and 1Well (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects around the world). She holds an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental policy from Monmouth College.

Danielle appeared in the 2008 documentary "Meat the Truth" discussing the impact of livestock production on climate change, and her work has been televised on Voice of America and local television and radio stations around the world. She has presented to international audiences including members of the Mexican National Congress, the American Public Health Association, the British Society for Animal Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as university students, policymakers, farmers, chefs, and consumers.

Danielle Nierenberg's Blog

Going Green in 2012: 12 Steps for the Developing World

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.



Many of us are thinking about the changes we want to make this year. For some, these changes will be financial; for others, physical or spiritual. But for all of us, there are important resolutions we can make to “green” our lives. Although this is often a subject focused on by industrialized nations, people in…

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Posted on January 19, 2012 at 18:07

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental…

Continue

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 20:46

World Grain Production Down in 2010, But Recovering

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice…

Continue

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 18:45

Global Expansion of High-speed Railroads Gains Steam

Interest in high-speed rail (HSR) is growing around the world and the number of countries running these trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years, according to new research by the Worldwatch Institute for Vital Signs Online. By 2014, high-speed trains will be operating in nearly 24 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United… Continue

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 18:09

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At 7:37 on July 22, 2011, Phil Pauley said…

Hi Danielle,

I was reading you post on Biodiversity Media Alliance and thought I would drop you a line, I hope that you do not mind.

We would be honoured if you were to post the same or similar articles on our global sustainability website www.cultureodyssey.com

 

Philip

 
 
 

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