Brian Halweil is the editor of Edible East End as well as the publisher of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. He is also a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute and is currently Co-Director of the Nourishing the Planet project. He joined Worldwatch in 1997 as the John Gardner Public Service Fellow from Stanford University, where he had established a student-run farm on campus. As a food and agriculture expert, Brian has testified before the U.S. Senate on biotechnology, poverty, and hunger, and his research and writing have been featured in national media. He is the author of Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket, and he lives in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family keep a home garden and orchard, and raise oysters.