Kari Hamerschlag
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Kari Hamerschlag is the Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture Program and oversees the Climate-Friendly Food Program that aims to shift public institutional purchasing towards healthy, climate-friendly plant-based and organic foods. Previously she worked for five years as a Senior Analyst for Environmental Working Group, as a Sustainable Food Policy Consultant and as a National Campaign Manager for Fairtrade USA.

Opinion | California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget that proposes US$80 million for school food programs serving more than 3.5 million children in the state.

Opinion | 50 Groups Denounce Roundtable on Sustainable Beef as Greenwash

The beef industry’s poor grazing management, unethical treatment, and environmentally unfriendly practices will rule out credible plans for sustainable beef, unless industry leaders take serious action.

Opinion: The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our Food System

As Congress battles over this year’s Farm Bill — the massive US$87 billion a year legislation dictating the nation’s food and farming policies — it’s critical we spend all this money wisely. As taxpayers and eaters, everyone has a stake in making sure this huge investment results in a healthier food system for the future.

Grilling a Greener Burger at your Summer BBQ

Launch your grilling season with a better burger that’s healthier, more environmentally friendly, and supports your local farmers and ranchers.

New Scorecard: Olive Garden Gets F for Inaction on Antibiotics

“Chain Reaction” report from Friends of the Earth details which American chain restaurants adopted policies restricting antibiotics use by their suppliers.

Time to Turn Olive Garden’s Good Food Rhetoric into Reality

A historic coalition has formed to demand fair, sustainable, and healthy food from Darden Restaurants, the nation’s largest employer of restaurant workers.

Advocates Urge Dietary Guidelines that are Good for Public Health and the Environment

For the first time ever, sustainability has been included in the 2015 Expert Panel’s Scientific report.

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