Charlotte Vallaeys is a senior policy analyst with expertise in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and food labeling. She leads Consumer Reports' efforts to ensure that food labels are clear, accurate, and meaningful as part of the organization's commitment to support a safer, fairer, and more sustainable food system. Charlotte has advanced degrees from Harvard University and Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She lives in Harvard, Mass., where she and her family raise sheep and chickens, and grow fruits and vegetables.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
"When shopping for food, I look for the USDA Organic seal whenever possible, and avoid highly processed foods by looking for a simple list of ingredients."