Biodevastation & Food Special: Interview with Bill Freese of The Center for Food Safety
KBOO's Edison Carder interviews Bill Freese of The Center for Food Safety. Bill is a science policy analyst. In his six years with the Safer Food - Safer Farms campaign at Friends of the Earth, he authored numerous reports and comments to government agencies concerning the science and regulation of genetically engineered crops. Bill played a key role in the discovery of unapproved StarLink corn in the food supply in 2000/01. His comprehensive report on genetically engineered (GE) pharmaceutical crops in 2002 helped initiate public debate on "biopharming." In 2004, he teamed up with Salk Institute cell biologist David Schubert to write a comprehensive, peer-reviewed scientific critique of the regulation and safety testing of GE foods.