Claire Hope Cummings is an award winning author, environmental lawyer and journalist. She writes about the environmental, political, and cultural implications of food and farming. She produces, hosts, and reports for public radio, had a popular weekly show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley called "Eater's Digest." She lived and farmed in Vietnam and California, served in the USDA's office of General Counsel for four years and worked with traditional native communities for over 20 years. She was a member of the 2001-2003 class of Food and Society Policy Fellows.
Claire's book "Uncertain Peril: genetic engineering and the future of seeds" won the 2009 American Book Award, and the Mary Klinger award for outstanding book from the Society for Economic Botany.