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Staff Attorney
Ryan Talbott

Ryan Talbott is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Food Safety's Portland, Oregon office. Ryan joined CFS in 2018 and practices environmental and administrative law to reduce the rate of foodborne illnesses and to improve consumers' access to information about what is in the food they eat. A 2012 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, Ryan has focused his legal education and career on public interest environmental law, earning a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Prior to joining CFS, Ryan worked for Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Allegheny Defense Project, where he defended public lands from the impacts of industrial fracking and pipeline construction. Ryan is admitted to the bar in Oregon and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Lawyers for America fellow
Victoria Yundt

Victoria Yundt is a Lawyers for America fellow at Center for Food Safety's San Francisco office. She graduated from the University of California Hastings in 2018, where she studied environmental law and was a senior editor for Hastings Environmental Law Journal. As a law student, she also studied international human rights law and interned at Just Atonement Inc., a human rights legal nonprofit, from 2016 to 2017. Prior to law school, Tori received an M.S. in Sustainability, Development and Peace from the United Nations University in Tokyo.

Senior Attorney/Managing Attorney, Hawaii & California offices
Sylvia Wu

Sylvia Wu is a Senior Attorney/Managing Attorney, Hawaii & California offices at the Center for Food Safety, where she works on law and policy related to genetically engineered crops, factory farming, aquaculture, pesticides, and other food safety issues. As an attorney with CFS, Sylvia has litigated against U.S. federal agencies over approval of herbicide-resistant genetically engineered crops and their associated pesticide use, the approval of pesticides that are harming pollinators and other sensitive species, as well as approval of industrial offshore aquaculture systems that will pollute our oceans and marine resources. Through legislative efforts and litigation, Sylvia also works with local communities to defend communities' right to protect themselves against the harms of industrial agriculture. Sylvia holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Sylvia is involved in various projects promoting local economy and urban agriculture in the Bay Area.