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Guest Authors

Melanie Benesh is a legislative attorney at the Environmental Working Group. She provides legislative and regulatory analysis of federal food, farm and chemical law. Full bio.

Michelle Bryan is a professor of Law at the University of Montana, and teaches in the school's Natural Resources & Environmental Law Program. Full bio.

Thomas Cluderay is general counsel at the Environmental Working Group. He leads EWG’s legal team and oversees all of the organization’s legal matters. He also works with the government affairs team to develop strategies for advancing EWG policy initiatives, represents EWG before lawmakers and other government bodies and provides regulatory and legislative analyses with an emphasis on public health, consumer protection and environmental policy. Full bio.

Elizabeth Grossman is the author of Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green ChemistryHigh Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health, and other books. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Scientific American, Salon, The Washington Post, The Nation, Mother Jones, Grist, and the Huffington Post. Chasing Molecules was chosen by Booklist as one of the Top 10 Science & Technology Books of 2009 and won a 2010 Gold Nautilus Award for investigative journalism.

Monte Mills is an assistant professor of law and co-director, Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic at the University of Montana. Full bio.

Celeste Monforton joined the Milken Institute School of Public Health in 2006. She is a regular contributor to the "Pump Handle," a blog known as "a water cooler for the public health crowd." She continues her work in occupational health and maintains her ties to The George Washington University by serving as a professorial lecturer. Full bio.

Alexi Nathan is a rising third-year law student studying environmental law and human rights at American University Washington College of Law.

Eric Panicco is a candidate for Master of Arts in Sustainability at Wake Forest University. Full bio.

Vanessa Zboreak is a Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Law. Her research centers around land use law as a public policy instrument, particularly state and local government land use policies influencing food systems, environmental justice, environmental health, sustainable communities, and demographic shifts. She received a B.A. from Grinnell College and a J.D. from Wake Forest. Full bio.

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