Andrew Kimbrell is a writer, an activist, and a lawyer. Introducing him in 2000, Kirkpatrick Sale described him as a lawyer in the service of the earth. While a policy director at The Foundation on Economic Trends, he led the first legal attack against the biotechnology corporations. More recently he founded the International Center for Technology Assessment and its sister organization the Center for Food Safety, where he works through the legal system to confront some of the worst abuses of the corporate giants. He regularly challenges government agencies to protect consumers by testing and labeling genetically modified foods, regulating greenhouse-gas emissions, preserving strict organic food standards, and implementing other food and environmental safety standards. Andrew is presently working with his friend and mentor Father Thomas Berry to explore legal solutions to protect the rights of nonhuman species.