Independent Experts will solicit feedback from experts across a wide range of disciplines in order to provide consumers with balanced, fact-based responses to their questions. The expert resources we’ve identified include conventional and organic farmers, agribusiness experts, scientists, academics, medical doctors and nutritionists from a wide range of studies. These are the leaders in their fields, respected for their subject matter expertise and their unique insights. They are not affiliated with the Council for Biotechnology Information or its member companies, but have volunteered to address questions because they believe in transparency and consumers’ rights to make informed choices about the food they serve to their families.

Company Experts

We know that consumers have questions about biotechnology companies and their practices. While this forum is not a discussion board for each of the Council for Biotechnology Information members, we understand that questions will come up. is committed to addressing all constructive questions, and we’ll invite company experts to address the important questions posed on this site. We ask for your understanding - not every company question can or should be addressed in the same way. However, we’ve all committed to addressing as many important questions as possible.

Science Fellow and Lead, Omics/Composition Outreach Platform, Monsanto
General Counsel / Head of Law, Patents and Compliance of Bayer CropScience
Bayer CropScience
North America Corn Breeding Testing and Operations Lead, Monsanto
Farmer, Kenya
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Online Strategy and Communications Lead, Monsanto
Agricultural Economist, PG Economics Ltd, UK
Independent Expert
Lead, Product Biology/Metabolism Platform, Monsanto
Director, Stewardship and Compliance: DuPont Pioneer
Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute
Independent Expert
Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property for the Biotechnology Industry Organization
Independent Expert
Licensed Pharmacist and SVP, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. Pharmacist
Independent Expert
Technical Leader, Product Safety, Syngenta