Here we want to highlight some of the experts who have signed the open letter on industrial animal farming. For supporters who contributed to the letter, see our Thanks page.
Mark Bittman is a journalist and best-selling food writer. He has written 20 books, including the bestselling How to Cook Everything and Vegan before 6:00. He was lead food writer at the the New York Times Sunday Magazine and has written for most major US newspapers. He is a faculty member of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT and a philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist. He has authored over 100 books.
Laurie Garrett is Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include the best-selling The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Infectious Diseases (1994). She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire and received two Polk Awards for her journalism on global health.
Frank Hu is Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Hu’s research has focused on diet/lifestyle, metabolic, and genetic determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He served on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, USDA/HHS.
Tom Inglesby, MD, is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He has been invited to brief White House officials from the past 3 presidential administrations on national biosecurity challenges and priorities, and he has delivered Congressional testimony on a number of issues related to public health preparedness and biosecurity.
Renate Künast is a member of the German Bundestag. From 2001 to 2005 she served as the Geman minister for consumer protection, nutrition and agriculture. In her term as minister she passed significant regulations on factory farms.
Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD is Director of Research at the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and adjunct Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was Study Director of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola.
Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He has written extensively on ethical issues pertaining human and animal suffering, including Animal Liberation (1975) and Famine, Affluence and Morality (1971).
Shem O. Wandiga is Professor for Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Nairobi. Author of 99 peer-reviewed articles, Professor Wandiga his research has included the effect of climate change on malaria and cholera and community resilience to drought.