Kendra Klein
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Kendra Klein, PhD, is Senior Staff Scientist at Friends of the Earth where she leads work on food and farming solutions. She is a writer, researcher, and advocate with over sixteen years of experience in environmental sustainability, food, agriculture, and environmental health. Prior to joining FOE, she coordinated farm-to-institution work at the California Healthy Food in Health Care campaign and worked at Breast Cancer Action on chemical policy reform and corporate accountability related to pink ribbon fundraising. Kendra has apprenticed on organic farms in California and Hawaii.  She is a 2011 Switzer Environmental Fellow and has written for The Nation, Gastronomica, Civil Eats, Food Tank, and EcoWatch.  She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University of Ohio and a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from UC Berkeley.

Opinion | Why Talk of Regenerative Agriculture Should Include Pesticide Reduction

Soil carbon sequestration is becoming a topic for farmers and politicians alike—but which conversations will distinguish sustainability from trend?

Opinion | 2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

The U.S. Congress is currently writing a new version of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that will determine the future of food and agriculture for the next four years. Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, could use his position to undermine the power of the National Organic Standards Board. The Board is a valuable source of democratic representation in the regulatory process for agriculture across the United States.

Dirt, Democracy, and Organic Farming: A Recipe to Feed the World

Friends of the Earth released a new report on how we can create a food system that feeds all people, now and into the future.