William Boyd is a 2003–4 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Congressional Fellow. He received his J. D. from Stanford Law School and his Ph. D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.
Frederick H. Buttel is Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology; Professor of Environmental Studies; and Co-Director of the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Buttel has published widely in the areas of environmental sociology; the sociology of agriculture, agricultural research, and technological change; and the sociology of economic change and development. Most recently, Buttel has coedited Environment and Global Modernity (2000), Hungry for Profit (2000), and Sociological Theory and the Environment (2002). A new edition of his Environment, Energy, and Society was published in 2002.
David Goodman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work explores the interrelationships between agro-food sectors, technological innovation, and environmental change. He is coauthor of From Farming to Biotechnology (1987) and Refashioning Nature: Food, Ecology, Culture (1991) and coeditor of Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring (1997), and he has written numerous articles on food and agrarian issues.
Julie Guthman is Assistant Professor of Community Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests are in agro-food sector change and environmental politics, with a focus on California and the American West. She has published several articles on the production, consumption, and regulation of organic food. Her forthcoming book with