Kristin Dawkins is a leading expert on the politics of biotechnology and director of research and policy analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis, where she directs work on ecological economics and the links between trade and environmental policy.


A New Beginning for WTO After Cancun

Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.

Globalization and Food Policy

Water resources are becoming ever more scarce, and a lot more hot politics regarding water will be coming up in the near future.

Intellectual Property Rights and the Privatization of Life

The U.S. government has made the rigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) a top priority of its foreign policy, using international trade negotiations as the means of continually ratcheting up the terms.