Bio & CV

The rampant use of genetically modified food (often referred to as containing GMOs) incites fierce and seemingly intractable debates among environmental activists, scientists, governmental regulators, and representatives of the food and agriculture industries. While some portray genetic modification of food as scientific progress, others frame it as a form of perverted science. But why, exactly, is it so controversial? My book, What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food?,  explores the science—and myth—that surrounds genetically modified food to help us understand just what’s at stake.

I serve on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Food and Society and as a Founding Advisory Board Member of Southern California Foodways.

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