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Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman is the author of Defending Beef. She previously served as senior attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance, running their campaign to reform the concentrated production of livestock and poultry. In recent years she has gained a national reputation as an advocate for sustainable food production and improved farm–animal welfare. She is the author of Righteous Porkchop (HarperCollins, 2009) and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic online. She lives on a ranch in Northern California, with her husband, Bill Niman, and their two sons.

    Nicolette Hahn's Upcoming Events

    • Nicolette Hahn Niman at Natural Grocer's Vitamin Cottage
      12612 W Alameda Parkway , Denver CO 80228
      June 3, 2015, 5:30 pm

      Nicolette Hahn Niman will speak at a public seminar on sustainable beef production at Natural Grocer's on June 3rd, in Lakewood, CO. This event will begin at 5:30 PM and be followed by a book signing.

    • Nicolette Hahn Niman at 2015 Slow Meat Symposium
      Curtis Hotel and Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver CO
      June 5, 2015, 10:00 am

      Nicolette Hahn Niman will speak as part of the Plenary for the 2015 Slow Meat Symposium in Denver, CO at 10:00 AM on June 5. She will be speaking along with Gary Paul Nabhan, Will Harris, and Caroline McCann. Hahn Niman will also be taking part in the breakout session titled "Hoofs on the Ground: Ruminants' Role in Agriculture," taking place at 11:00 AM on June 5. On June 6th at 11:30 AM, she will be signing copies of her book, "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production."

    • Nicolette Hahn Niman at Savory Institute International Conference
      1333 Bayshore Hwy , Burlingame CA 94010
      October 2, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Nicolette Hahn Niman will speak at "Artisans of the Grasslands: Crafting the Future for Food and Agriculture" from October 2-4. This conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Burlingame in the San Francisco Bay area. Regular registration is priced at $599, with early bird, student and quantity discounts available.

    Nicolette Hahn's Books

    Defending Beef

    The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

    For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists that livestock are Public Enemy Number One. In her new book, Defending Beef, environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for the Earth. Defending Beef is simultaneously a book about big ideas and the personal tale of the author, who starts out as a skeptical vegetarian and ends up involved in sustainable ranching. She makes the case that, whatever the world’s future food system looks like, livestock can and must be part of the solution.


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