Brian Halweil joined the Worldwatch Institute in 1997 as the John Gardner Public Service Fellow from Stanford University. There he writes on the social and ecological impacts of how we grow food, currently focusing on organic farming, biotechnology, hunger, and rural communities. His work has been featured in the international press, and he recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the role of biotechnology in combating poverty and hunger in the developing world.
Before coming to Worldwatch, Mr. Halweil worked with California farmers interested in reducing their pesticide use and also set up a 2-acre student-run organic farm on Stanford campus. He has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and East Africa learning indigenous farming techniques and promoting sustainable food production.
Mr. Halweil received a B.S. degree in earth systems from Stanford University.