Mr. Kimbrell became Executive Director of the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) in 1994 and also Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety in 1997. He is one of the country's leading environmental attorneys, and an author of several articles and books on environment, technology and society, and food issues. His books include 101 Ways to Help Save the Earth (1990), The Human Body Shop, The Engineering and Marketing of Life (1993), The Masculine Mystique (1995), Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food (2006) and general editor of Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture (2002) and the Fatal Harvest Reader (2002). His articles on law, technology, social and psychological issues have also appeared in numerous law reviews, technology journals, popular magazines and newspapers across the country.
Prior to becoming Executive Director at ICTA, Mr. Kimbrell was senior attorney and policy director of the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation, where he organized the first Global Summit on Global Warming (1989) and the initial International Local Leaders' Summit on Global Environmental Issues (1990). He filed the first litigation requiring government agencies to prepare environmental impact statements on how their agencies' actions affected ozone layer depletion and global warming. Mr. Kimbrell was also a senior consultant with the Environmental Law Institute in their International Environmental Law Project, which assisted Eastern European nations to develop environmental legislation tailored to their particular economic, social and environmental needs.
While continuing his work on global warming and other international environmental issues. Mr. Kimbrell's current work emphasizes policy and grass roots work on food issues including promoting and organic and beyond food future and opposing destructive technologies and practices such as genetic engineering, factory farming, irradiation, sewage sludge and the patenting of seeds and other life forms. He also works with his organization and various coalitions on the control and regulation of biotechnology and nanotechnology. Mr. Kimbrell has been involved in numerous legal and public interest efforts on behalf of animal protection and welfare.
Mr. Kimbrell is a well known lecturer and has given dozens of talks at universities and other public forums on a variety of issues. He has been featured in numerous documentaries including the recent film "The Future of Food" and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country. He has testified before numerous congressional and regulatory hearings. In 1994, the Utne Reader named Kimbrell as one of the world's leading 100 visionaries.