Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Nourishing the Planet

Jun 7, 2012 by

How do we Feed (and Nourish) a Planet of 7 Billion?
Nourishing the Planet and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition invite you to the launch of Eating Planet
Dear Casey Coates,

We are excited about the release of Eating Planet–Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet and we are inviting you to attend it. You can register to attend by clicking HERE. This report was a collaboration between the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN). In the book, food and agricultural experts from around the world argue that sustainable food production and agricultural practices can help mitigate climate change, provide nutritious food, and preserve biodiversity.

Eating Planet
On the day the book was released, we offered it free to Nourishing the Planet subscribers and now it is available for a minor download price of US$3.99 on and iTunes.

As part of our effort to make the message of this book as accessible as possible, we’re organizing an event on Thursday, June 28th in New York City, “How do we feed (and nourish) a planet of 7 billion?,” featuring many of the leading thinkers on agricultural development and food systems. If you live in NYC you can register to attend for FREE by clicking HERE or join us from anywhere in the world via livestream on and We will be taking questions in real time from the audience, from the livestream, and from Twitter and Facebook.

The event lineup includes:

– Danielle Nierenberg, Director of Nourishing the Planet
– Ellen Gustafson, member of the BCFN Advisory Board and founder of The 30 Project
– Jonathan Bloom, global food waste expert and author of American Wasteland
– Samuel Fromartz, editor-in-chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network
– Brian Halweil, publisher of Edible Manhattan and author of Eat Here
– Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach for the One Acre Fund
– Kelly Hauser, Agriculture Policy Director for the One Campaign
– Dan Morrison, founder and director of Citizen Effect

Register to attend by clicking HERE.

Also, we’ve attempted to bring our message from the book to the general public in cities and states across the United States. We’ve had op-eds that highlight local innovations published over the last couple of weeks in major newspapers in the following states: Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.


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