Editor’s note: This opinion column was originally published by the Environmental Working Group under the headline “No Rules? No Food Safety” and reflects the views of Scott Faber, EWG’s vice president of government affairs. Below
Scott Faber is vice president for government affairs at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization headquartered in Washington D.C. Faber leads a team working to improve food and farm legislation, chemicals policy and other issues important to EWG and its supporters. Prior to joining EWG, Faber was vice president for federal affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where he spearheaded the group's efforts supporting enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). From 2000 to 2007, he was a food and farm policy campaign manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, leading efforts to reform farm policies in the 2002 and 2008 farm bills. From 1993 to 2000, Faber was a senior director for public policy for American Rivers. A native of Massachusetts, Scott earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and lives in Washington D.C.