Dr. Carl Winter is the Director of the FoodSafe Program and an Extension Food Toxicologist in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California at Davis. Prior to coming to Davis in 1991, he was an Extension Toxicologist at the University of California at Riverside from 1987-91, a science writer for the Richmond-Times Dispatch newspaper in 1985, and an Environmental Hazards Specialist with the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1980-83. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry and a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology, both from the University of California at Davis. His research and outreach work focus upon pesticide residues and naturally-occurring toxins in foods. He has authored two books and more than 100 publications in both the scientific and lay literature. He gives 40-50 news media interviews annually and has frequently been invited to testify before the U.S. Congress on pesticide/food safety issues. He has also served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences, as Chairperson of the Institute of Food Technologists’ Food Science Communicators, and as a member of the United Nations/World Health Organization’s Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives. He served as the inaugural Keiser Distinguished Lecturer in the life sciences at Ohio Northern University in 2008, was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2008, and received the NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award for Education and Training in 2009.