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Scott Faber
Scott Faber is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Environmental Working Group, where he leads a team working to improve food and farm legislation, chemicals policy and a host of other environmental issues. In addition, Scott serves as Executive Director of Just Label It, a campaign advocating for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Prior to joining EWG, Scott was vice president for federal affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where he spearheaded efforts to enact the Food Safety Modernization Act, which sets new food safety standards for food manufacturers and farmers. From 2000 to 2007, he was a food and farm policy campaign manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, leading efforts to reform farm policies in the 2002 and 2008 farm bills. From 1993 to 2000, Scott was a senior director for public policy for American Rivers. A native of Massachusetts, Scott holds a J.D. From Georgetown University Law Center and lives in Washington, D.C.

Entries by Scott Faber

Voluntary GE Labels Won't Work

(3) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 2:19 PM

It's hard to understand why smart food companies like Coca-Cola and Con Agra, acting through their trade associations, are championing legislation that would block states from giving consumers the right to know whether their food contains genetically-engineered ingredients. Instead the food companies want us to rely on voluntary...

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Lose Your Lunch: Congressional Food Fight Imperils Food Safety

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 5:20 PM

You might want to put down your tuna sandwich before you read this. Especially if it has lettuce and tomatoes.

It turns out that it's not just the behavior of Congress that will make you sick to your stomach.

The Food and Drug Administration's food inspectors have also been...

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Changing Labels Won't Increase Food Prices

(6) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 5:04 PM

As a lobbyist for the food industry, I spent five years fighting proposals that would have raised food prices -- ranging from ethanol mandates that drove up the cost of corn and other commodities to taxes that consumers had to pay at the register. At a time when so many...

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