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Dana Perls is the senior food and agriculture campaigner with Friends of the Earth, and leads the Food and Agriculture team’s international and national regulatory and market campaigns on biotechnology and genetic engineering. Dana coordinates an international coalition of advocates at the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, serves as an advisor to the National Organic Standards Board, works with companies in the organic and natural products industry to protect their supply chain, and organizes with affected communities on the frontline of industrial agriculture. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, she was the Northern California community organizer with Pesticide Watch, where she led regional campaigns to ban or regulate toxic pesticides used in agriculture. Dana served in the Peace Corps in Panama. She holds a Masters in City Planning from U.C. Berkeley in CA, and a B.A. from Cornell University.