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Leslie Hatfield

Leslie Hatfield is senior editor at the GRACE Communications Foundation, where she edits and manages Ecocentric, a blog about food, water and energy issues. Leslie has contributed to The Huffington Post, Alternet, The Ethicurean, Grist, Civil Eats and Edible Chesapeake, and served as lead author of the publication Cultivating the Web: High Tech Tools for the Sustainable Food Movement. Leslie has participated in panels on food issues and digital media at conferences including the Brooklyn Food Conference (Brooklyn, 2009), the Community Food Security Coalition's annual gathering (Des Moines, 2009), the James Beard Foundation's Annual Conference (New York, 2011), Edible Institute (Santa Barbara, 2012) and Net Impact (Baltimore, 2012). In spring 2011, she taught a masters level elective course called Food Policy: Digital Cultivation as a visiting faculty member at The Evergreen State College.