Doug Gurian-Sherman | Civil Eats


Doug Gurian-Sherman is a research consultant with Strategic Expansion and Trainings, LLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focused on supporting ecologically based sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, and food equity. He was senior scientist at the the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists from 2006-2014, where he authored several major reports on genetic engineering, CAFOs, and agroecology, as well as numerous articles. He was previously a scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), responsible for assessing human health and environmental risks from engineered plants and microorganisms and developing biotechnology policy. He was appointed to the inaugural FDA biotechnology advisory subcommittee, has advised the National Research Council, and is widely cited in national media. He holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Europe’s Neonic Ban is a Big Step—But it Won’t Be a Cure-all for Bees

Honeybee pollinating a cherry orchard. (Photo CC-licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture)

New Science Shows Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Unnecessary on Most Farms

seed coatings on corn seeds

The Root of the Rootworm Problem: What a Tiny Beetle Can Tell Us About Our Broken Agricultural System

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More Evidence that Monarch Butterflies Should be Listed as Threatened

Monarch Butterfly

The Battle Over the Most Used Herbicide Heats Up as Nearly 100 Scientists Weigh In

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Why Seed Company Mergers Matter in a Warming World

Corn Seeds Sprouting

What Bill Nye Got Wrong in His About-Face on GMOs

How Seed and Pesticide Companies Push Farmers to Use Bee-Killing Insecticides

Will Monsanto Save the Monarch Butterfly?

The Next Phase of Genetic Engineering: A Flood of New Crops Evading Environmental Regulation