Brian Halweil
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Brian Halweil is the editor of Edible East End and co-publisher of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattanmagazines, devoted to chronicling the food communities in and around New York City. He is also a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, where his work has focused on organic farming, biotechnology, hunger, and rural communities. He describes the evolving local food movement in his most recent book Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. Brian has traveled and lived in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and East Africa learning indigenous farming techniques and promoting sustainable food production. In college, he worked with California farmers interested in reducing their pesticide use, and set up a 2-acre student-run organic farm on the campus of Stanford University. He writes from Sag Harbor, NY, where he and his family keep a home garden and orchard, and raise oysters.

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