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Eric Bohl

Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy for Missouri Farm Bureau

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Eric Bohl serves as the Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy for Missouri Farm Bureau. In this capacity, he directs the organization’s media and communications activities, creates and strengthens relationships with agribusinesses and serves on the MOFB legislative team. Eric previously served five years as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), including handling her work on the House Agriculture Committee, and two years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Jason Smith (MO-8). Before entering public service he practiced law in Cape Girardeau, focusing on real estate and commercial transactions.

Eric was born and raised in Harrisonville, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri for his undergraduate and law degrees and graduated from both programs with honors. While in law school he served as the Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review. Eric, his wife Sarah, and their three children reside in Columbia, Missouri.

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CUT TO THE CHASE: GMO-free marketing is deliberately misleading consumers

By Eric Bohl - Feb 07, 2019

The following is an excerpt of an opinion piece by GMO Answers expert Eric Bohl in The Bolivar Herald-Free Press that misinformation and fear mongering around GMOs. Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth. How many “miracle cures” or “superfoods” have been pitched to us over the years? But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a whole new level. Most people have heard of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Although a recent survey found that about 69 percent of consumers are not confident they know what GMOs are, only 32 percent say they a [...]

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