Naomi Starkman

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Naomi Starkman is a media consultant who focuses on sustainable food and agriculture. She works as a media consultant to Consumers Union, The Greenhorns, California Coalition for Food and Farming, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), the documentary King Corn, and Urban Rustic.[1] She is a co-founder of the blog Civil Eats. "Naomi co-produces Kitchen Table Talks, a local food forum in San Francisco, is a board member of 18 Reasons, a nonprofit connecting community through food, and is on the Circle of Friends Council for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers."[2]

She has worked for Straus Communications and as the Communications & Policy Director for Slow Food Nation.[3] She has also worked "as a media relations consultant to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Portfolio, GQ and WIRED magazines; as a senior publicist at Newsweek magazine; and as the Director of Communications for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Naomi helped with the media launch of Air America Radio, and appears in the 2005 HBO documentary, "Left of the Dial." From 1997 to 2000, she served as Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, a municipal agency charged with oversight of the city's ethics laws."[4] Additionally, she has apprenticed as an organic farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and she has helped manage Helsing Junction Farm. Starkman graduated from San Francisco State University with B.A.s in both international relations and German, and she earned a J.D. from Santa Clara Law School.

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  1. The Greenhorns, Accessed May 21, 2011.
  2. Civil Eats - About, Accessed May 21, 2011.
  3. CALIFORNIA FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES DO NOT SOLVE E. COLI PROBLEM, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Accessed May 21, 2011.
  4. The Greenhorns, Accessed May 21, 2011.

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