Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

Senior Scientist, Director Grassroots Science Program, Pesticide Action Network

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman is a senior scientist and director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network. PAN's Grassroots Science Program facilitates community use of scientific tools and processes in support of community-based advocacy for social change and to build public authority over policy and public resources. Ishii-Eiteman’s work also includes national and international policy advocacy to support transitions towards equitable and sustainable food systems. Before joining PAN in 1996, she worked in Asia and Africa for 12 years, developing farmer field schools in ecological pest management, sustainable agriculture and rural development projects in Southeast Asia, and women’s health and resource conservation projects in Somalia. Ishii-Eiteman holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Gender and Politics from Yale University. She has written extensively on the ecological, social and political dimensions of food and agriculture and was a lead author of the UN-sponsored International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development. | |

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Rounding Up the Facts on GMOs

Are GMOs the answer to our planet’s food shortage? Or do they jeopardize our health, crops and climate by creating a destructive cycle of Roundup resistance? Like many issues these days, it depends on who you believe. Supporters of genetically modified organisms say that altering the DNA of corn and other crops is just another tool in the farmers’ toolbox - an innovation that will help feed a world whose food production has been disrupted by climate change.