Alon Shepon

I am an environmental scientist with research interests in food systems, ecology, and sustainability. My current research at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health aims to explore the links between environment and nutrition in the context of global fisheries to promote nutrition-sensitive aquaculture. During my PhD, my research was focused on understanding the implications of production and consumption of terrestrial animal-source foods in the USA on the environment and assess these trends within the broader context of food security. In the past, I have worked both in the private sector and civil society, with the latter focused on community and women empowerment within the Bedouin community in the Negev region. Together with my interest in permaculture design and environmental sciences, my work in the Israeli Forum of Sustainable Nutrition (NGO) has been focused on disseminating evidence-based information about food to the public and implementing sustainable food systems and diets in Israel.