Patricia E. Norris is a natural resource economist with a specialization in the economics and policy of natural resources and the environment. Her academic career has focused on land and water management and policy with a focus on how public and private interests are reconciled. She is the Gordon and Norma Guyer and Gary L. Seevers Chair in Natural Resource Conservation at Michigan State University.
Paul B. Thompson is trained in philosophy and has spent a career of research and writing with a focus on technological risks and on ethical questions that arise in connection with agriculture and the food system. He is the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, and author of numerous articles. His book From Field to Fork: Food Ethicsfor Everyone was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. It won the ＂Book of the Year＂ award for 2015 from the North American Society for Social Philosophy.