Andrew Kimbrell, CFS Executive Director

Andrew Kimbrell is Founder and Executive Director of Center for Food Safety, serving as an internationally recognized voice and leading public interest attorney in the fight to protect the environment and the public from the threats of global industrial agriculture and faulty governmental policies. Kimbrell has successfully challenged federal agencies in several key environmental court cases, including a U.S. Supreme Court victory forcing regulation of motor vehicles carbon dioxide pollution under the Clean Air Act to safeguard the American public from ozone layer depletion and raise global climate change standards.

An author and activist promoting sustainable forms of agriculture and organic policies, Kimbrell has challenged the logic and lawfulness of industrial agriculture in numerous published articles and public forums, including featured speaking engagements at Google Author Talks, Slow Food Nation and keynoting at top universities and global food conferences. His most recent book, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food (2006) tackles the current controversial issues of GE foods and the vital need for a more just and healthy food system. 

As a noted expert in environmental and food issues, Kimbrell has been called to testify before the U.S. Congress and is a frequent contributor to documentaries, including the recent film, The Future of Food. Kimbrell’s accolades include a spot on Utne Reader’s list of the world's leading 100 visionaries, and The Guardian recognized him in 2008 as one of the 50 people who could save the planet.