Meet the Experts Who Answer Your Questions

GMO Answers is committed to finding the best expert to answer your question. Depending on the nature of your question, the answer may be provided by an independent expert, industry organization, the GMO Answers Community Manager or an expert from a member company. 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

GMO Answers works with a number of experts from the biotechnology companies who founded GMO Answers to address your questions. These company experts are sourced from a range of disciplines, from toxicology to public affairs to weed management, to answer questions related to their expertise. They also address questions about their company products and practices.

GMO Answers Ambassadors are a group of experts working in biotechnology, genetic engineering, health and nutrition, public policy and beyond. They share one thing in common: a passion for connecting with the public on important topics surrounding food production. Together, they comprise a community of highly engaged experts who can talk about GMOs and answer questions about how our food is produced.

GMO Answers Ambassadors engage the public by sharing their stories, research and perspectives on GMOs and food production with media and at speaking engagements. Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend—and often present at—industry conventions and meetings, and participate in panel discussions and other related events.

On occasion, GMO Answers will reimburse attendees and participants for travel expenses and other direct project costs. A list of recent project and travel costs is listed below.

Relevant charges eligible for reimbursement include:

  • Airfare
  • Mileage
  • Meals (excluding alcohol)
  • Transportation charges (ex: cab fare to and from airport; cab fare to and from event)
  • Hotel

Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University
Independent Expert
Head of US Trait Validation Operations, Bayer
Regulatory Scientific Resources and Communications, Monsanto Company
Ph.D, Plant Science and Biotechnology, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Independent Expert
Farmer, Lawyer, Blogger,
Ambassador Expert, Independent Expert
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Agriculture Communications Consultant
Ambassador Expert, Independent Expert
Third Party Organization
Associate Professor of Genomics and Biotechnology at the Department of Horticulture, Washington State University
Independent Expert
Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis Lead, Monsanto Company
Head of Law, Patents & Compliance Seeds, Bayer
B.Pharm, PhD, Cert Ag (III)
Independent Expert

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