Colin O’Neil
Legislative Director
Washington, D.C.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural policy
  • Farm Bill
  • Organics
  • PFAS
  • USDA

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Education

  • B.A., Anthropology, Beloit College

About

Colin O’Neil focuses on a wide array of legislative matters related to food and farm policy, including crop insurance, farm subsidies, conservation programs, food labeling, organic and sustainable farming, and biofuels. Before joining EWG, O’Neil served as director of government affairs at the Center for Food Safety.

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In the News

“We think, at the most fundamental level, consumers expect the mandatory GM labeling standard to apply to all GM foods.”
- Colin O’Neil
May 4, 2018
“What happened to the savings taxpayers were promised?”
- Colin O’Neil
February 1, 2016
“I’m not sure there’s anything the pesticide industry had on their wish list that didn’t make it into this Republican farm bill.”
- Colin O’Neil
April 20, 2018
“Diet is believed to be one of the major sources of PFAS contamination in humans.”
- Colin O’Neil
July 11, 2019
“No parent should worry whether feeding their children healthy oat-based foods will also expose them to a chemical linked to cancer.”
- Colin O’Neil
June 12, 2019
“Planting cover crops, putting in buffers around rivers and streams, and applying nitrogen more efficiently … all those in combination can really dramatically improve water quality, and the quality of America’s drinking water.”
- Colin O’Neil
June 29, 2018

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