The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Craig Winters is the current Executive Director of The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods, a political advocacy non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize grassroots lobbying in the United States to get labeling on genetically engineered foods. Mr. Winters has been instrumental in helping draft several pieces of legislation, introduced in the House of Representatives in May, that would require labeling of genetically modified foods.
His organization is part of a coalition, along with Greenpeace and Genetically Engineered Food Alert, that has been organizing protests and boycotts of food companies and supermarkets that carry genetically modified foods.
Winters was also the founding president of Citizens For Health, another advocacy group, and has served on the boards of directors of the National Nutritional Foods Association - Northwest Region, the Provender Alliance, and was a founding member of EarthSave Seattle. He has served as a spokesperson for Consumers United For Food Safety, the National Coalition to Stop Food Irradiation, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Winters has been studying nutrition for 24 years and employed in the natural products industry for 22 years. He is the owner and director of Full Spectrum Health, a consulting firm that provides marketing, management, sales, computer, cash register, Internet, and regulatory affairs services to the natural products industry. Winters has been active in many aspects of the natural products industry, including sales representative for Country Life Vitamins, sales manager for Sun Chlorella, and vice-president of marketing for The Herbalist.
Winters was also an instructor at Bastyr University from 1996 to 1999 where he taught nutrition students a course called “Nutrition in the Natural Products Industry.”