Alan Bjerga explores the issues surrounding world hunger and the availability of scarce resources in third-world countries.
Bjerga is an American journalist, author of the book Endless Appetites:
How the Commodities Casino Creates Hunger and Unrest and the 2010
president of the National Press club. He covers agricultural policy for
Bloomberg News. In 2012 he joined the faculty of Georgetown University
as an adjunct instructor. He has been recognized for his work covering
U.S. and international agricultural issues, receiving awards from the
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the New York Press
Club, the Kansas Press Association, the North American Agricultural
Journalists, and the Overseas Press Club. He is also a frequent
commentator on food and agricultural issues, appearing on Bloomberg
Television, National Public Radio, the BBC and PBS Newshour, among other
programs. Before working for Bloomberg News, Bjerga won the NAAJ's top
writing award while working for the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau.