Jean Halloran, B.A., is director of food policy initiatives at Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports. At Consumers Union she has led many projects on food safety, sustainable consumption and trade issues. She is currently responsible for developing policy and staff initiatives on reducing antibiotic use on livestock and antibiotic resistance, as well as labeling of genetically engineered food. As director of the Consumers Union Consumer Policy Institute from 1981 to 2005, Ms. Halloran developed and supervised conferences, reports and input to government agencies on pesticides, sustainable agriculture, organic labeling, toxic chemicals, and waste recycling, as well as intellectual property issues and health care, funded by the National Science Foundation, government agencies, and numerous private foundations. She has previously served on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the FDA Food Advisory Committee. Ms. Halloran helped organize the TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of groups in Europe and the U.S., and serves as its U.S. liaison point. She represented Consumers International at Codex Alimentarius, in developing standards for safety assessment of genetically engineered foods. Ms. Halloran received her B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College.