Taarini Chopra joined Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) in 2013 as a researcher and campaigner. Taarini is also the publications coordinator at Seeds of Diversity Canada, and a researcher with the Global Food Politics Group at the University of Waterloo. She has been working on issues related to food politics, international development and genetic engineering for several years, and has completed graduate research on the politics and policy of genetically engineered cotton in India.
Before joining CBAN, Taarini worked as the associate editor for the national environmental magazine, Alternatives Journal. She has also worked as an independent writer and editor for several environmental and agricultural groups and researchers in India and Canada. Taarini has worked on two organic farms in Ontario. She is currently the co-chair of the Waterloo Region Food Systems Roundtable.
CBAN’s mission is to promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action, researching, and providing information to government for policy development. Read Taarini’s latest research project for CBAN at GMO Inquiry.