Lisa Palmer

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Lisa Palmer writes about science, the environment, agriculture and sustainability. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Climate Connections, Yale e360, Slate, The New York Times, Scientific American, and many others. In addition to her work as a journalist, she is a fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

Previously, she was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research and interviews on global agriculture and environmental change. She first began to report on agriculture and food production nexus while a media fellow at the Vermont Law School, and is working on a book, "Hot, Hungry Planet," to be published in 2016. (

She holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's degree from Simmons College in Boston. She lives in Maryland and can be reached at