Mark Bittman is a Fellow with the Union of Concerned Scientists Food & Environment Program. In this role, he works closely with Food & Environment Program Director Ricardo Salvador and other technical experts to reform the existing American food system--seeking to improve its sustainability and affordability, while creating better health outcomes for all, and fair labor conditions for food workers.
Mr. Bittman is a widely read food writer. He is well-known as a former columnist for The New York Times, where he wrote about policy, agriculture, health and the environment, while sharing his simple, practical recipes for the regular American home chef. He is also the best-selling author of dozens of books, including How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Fast, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6, and Food Matters, which critiques the environmental impacts of food production.
Mr. Bittman has made numerous television appearances. He is a regular on The Today Show and NPR’s All Things Considered, and has hosted four TV series, including Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning climate change documentary, Years of Living Dangerously.