Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India.In 1982, she founded an independent institute – the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun – dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our... View bio
Caitlin Shetterly is the author of Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future (Putnam, 2016) which was a winner of the Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction of 2016, was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publisher’s Weekly, and a Top Pick of 2016 by Goop; Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke and Finding Home (Voice, 2011); and the Indie bestseller Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce (Putnam Berkely Group, 2001). Caitlin writes regularly for The New York Times and her work has been featured in The New York... View bio
The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith was named the 2017 “Person of the Year” by Masters of Health Magazine. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk. Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and... View bio
Andre Leu is the International Director of Regeneration International. He is the Author of ‘Poisoning our Children’ and the ‘Myths of Safe Pesticides.’ He was the President of IFOAM – Organics International, the world change agent and umbrella body for the organic sector. IFOAM – Organics International has around 850 member organizations in127 countries. Andre has a degree in Communications, with a double major in Video/TV Production and Socio-political Theory. He has post-graduate qualifications in adult education. Andre worked as a professional musician for many years. As well as performing and recording in bands, he worked in... View bio
Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist, researcher and writer with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service. She has specialty knowledge regarding the rise of biotech crop technology and associated rise in pervasive pesticide use in our food production system. Gillam works now as research director for the nonprofit consumer group U.S. Right to Know. Gillam has won several industry awards for her work and been recognized as one of the top journalists in the country covering food and agriculture. She is a frequent... View bio
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