Bill Freese is a frequently-quoted expert on agricultural biotechnology issues with the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a non-profit group advocating sustainable agriculture. Before joining CFS as science policy analyst in 2006, Freese worked for six years on similar issues at Friends of the Earth US.
Freese has written and lectured extensively on the science, regulation and societal implications of agricultural biotechnology, including a peer-reviewed scientific paper that debunks common myths about US regulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
More recent work assesses the implications of agricultural biotechnology for farm economics and sustainability in the U.S., and GE crops versus other approaches to agriculture in developing countries. Bill holds a B.A. in chemistry from Grinnell College.