Roger Blobaum is the director of Americans for Safe Food, a coalition of more than 80 consumer, environmental, farm, and rural advocacy groups working to increase the availability of locally-grown, pesticide-free, and organically-grown food in the marketplace. Americans for Safe Food is a project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a 200,000 member consumer and health advocacy organization.
Blobaum began his professional career covering the Wisconsin Legislature for the Associated Press. His background includes experience as a staff member in both houses of Congress, as director of public relations for two national farm organizations, and as president of a consulting firm specializing in designing and managing alternative energy and agriculture projects.
His professional activities include serving as a member of USDA’s Cost of Production Advisory Committee, a member of the Department of Energy’s Food Industry Advisory Committee, and as a panel member for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment’s study of food and agriculture research.
He grew up on a livestock farm in southern Iowa, holds a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism from Iowa State University, and has an M.S. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.