Kari Hamerschlag

last updated 3/8/2018

Kari Hamerschlag

Deputy Director, Food and Technology Program at Friends

Location:
1306 9th Street, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Company:
Friends
HQ Phone:
(806) 775-2852

General Information

Experience

Deputy Director, Food and Technology Program - David Brower Center

Senior Associate - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

National Campaign Manager - TransFair USA

Senior Analyst - Environmental Working Group

Education

Masters - Latin American Studies and City and Regional Planning , UC Berkeley

Masters - Latin American studies and city and regional Planning , University of California , Berkeley

Masters degrees - Latin American Studies and City and Regional Planning , UC/Berkeley

Affiliations

Member - Children's Rights Alliance for England

Member - Oakland Food Policy Council

Advisor - Real Food Challenge

Board Member - IDEX Corporation

Member - CRAE Prioritizes Ag

Advisor - Catalyst Commons

Recent News  

Nathan Watkins - Worldwide Credit Corporation - It's Your Money and Your Life Radio Show

Kari Hamerschlag, Sr. Program Manager, Friends of the Earth, Author, Meateater's Guide to Climate Change and Health, Contributing author, Food Tank, Civil Eats
Kari Hamerschlag is a senior program manager with Friends of the Earth's food and technology program, based in Berkeley, California. Kari carries out research and implements market and policy campaigns aimed at reforming animal agriculture, protecting pollinators and promoting sustainable, fair, healthy and resilient food and farming systems. Listen to a podcast of Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander, Kari Hamerschlag and David Bronner's interview!

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Kari Hamerschlag, deputy director of food & technology
Kari Hamerschlag is the deputy director of the food and technology program, based in Berkeley, California. Kari carries out research and implements market and policy campaigns aimed at reforming animal agriculture, protecting pollinators and promoting sustainable, fair, healthy and resilient food and farming systems. Prior to Friends of the Earth, Kari worked for five years as a senior analyst with the Environmental Working Group where she focused on wide range of food and ag issues including the U.S. farm bill, GMOs, climate change, organic agriculture, food security and conservation policy. Kari has done extensive research on the links between food production and climate change and was the lead author of a comprehensive web-based Meateater's Guide to Climate Change and Health, and numerous other blog posts, op-eds and reports. Prior to EWG, Kari worked for many years as a sustainable food policy and fair trade consultant. Kari began her career more than twenty years ago as an organizer, researcher and advocate for socially and environmentally sound development policy, focused in Latin America. Kari has a Masters from UC Berkeley in Latin American Studies and City and Regional Planning. She speaks Spanish, French and some Portuguese.

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Subway to transition to meat raised without antibiotics

Kari Hamerschlag, a representative for Friends of the Earth, said a coalition of groups had notified Subway last week of their plans to deliver their petitions on Thursday to its headquarters in Milford, Connecticut, but had not heard back from the company.
She said the groups have been trying to get a meeting with Subway since this summer, but that the company has not been responsive. While other chains serve meat from animals that are given antibiotics, Hamerschlag said the groups singled out Subway because of its image and lack of transparency on the matter. "We thought Subway was the most important one to target publicly because they claim to be this healthy fast food restaurant chain," she said. Hamerschlag did not immediately know whether the groups would still deliver their petitions Thursday.

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