Mr. Jay Feldman is a cofounder of Beyond Pesticides, a leading advocacy group that works to protect the environment and to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticide. He has served as its director since 1981, and he has a BA from Grinnell College and a Masters in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech. In 2010, he was appointed to the National Organic Standards Board by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
A snapshot of his accomplishments include:
Written articles discussing impact of pesticides on agricultural workers.
Provided resources on bedbug infestations.
Founded the Center for Community Pesticide and Alternatives Information
Published reports on the impact of pesticides in schools.
Founded the Fund for Independent Science
Founded the National Pesticide Forum
Served as a National Watchdog regarding pesticides.