Executive Director, Food Safety & Sustainability Center, Consumer Reports
Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., is an environmental health scientist and toxicologist. She leads Consumer Reports' (CR) Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group and serves as the executive director of its Food Safety and Sustainability Center. Rangan directs all of the organization's scientific risk assessments related to food and product safety, which she translates into actionable recommendations for both lawmakers and consumers. She is a leading expert, watchdog and national spokesperson on food labeling and food safety. Most recently, she helped champion the rollback of tetracycline and streptomycin in the production of organic apples and pears and was the architect of the organization's studies of arsenic in apple juice. She also convened and hosted an in-depth conference on food labels showcasing animal welfare and fairness for farmworkers.