Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator


Kari Hamerschlag

Deputy Director

Friends of the Earth

Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

Kari Hamerschlag is deputy director of the food and agriculture program at Friends of the Earth. Kari leads the organization’s animal agriculture work, including a climate-friendly food program that aims to shift state, municipal, K-12 and university food purchasing towards healthy, organic and plant-forward food. Previously, Kari worked for five years as a senior analyst with the Environmental Working Group where she focused on the U.S. farm bill, GMOs, organic agriculture, and conservation policy. Kari has extensively researched the links between food production and climate change and authored the web-based Meateater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health. Prior to EWG, Kari worked as a sustainable food policy and fair trade consultant. Kari has a Masters from UC Berkeley in Latin American Studies and City and Regional Planning.