Elizabeth Beisel

                     Director of Development, Education & Outreach

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Beth has been a registered dietitian since 1986 and is currently a founding member and Director of Development, Education, and Outreach for ConnFACT.

Beth has had a private nutrition consulting practice since 1988.  Her experience in private practice includes corporate wellness promotion, private counseling, and consulting for sub acute care facilities.   In 2011, Beth slowed her practice down to help lead the grassroots campaign for GMO Free CT.  She became an expert on the topic of genetically engineered organisms, volunteered her time educating consumers & health care professionals about GMOs and lobbying at the CT State Capitol. She has appeared on WFSB’s Better Connecticut, and various local radio shows, including Scott Harris Live, WPKN Radio, and WTIC’s Mornings with Ray Dunaway.  Beth has testified before the Environment Committee, the Children’s Committee, and the Public Health Committee of the CT Legislature, as well as the Rhode Island Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare, advocating for laws that would require labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods.  On June 26, 2013, Connecticut became the first state in the Nation to pass a GMO labeling law.  In the interest of pursuing GMO labeling on a national level, Beth also co-founded Citizens for GMO Labeling.

After graduating from Villanova University and the University of St. Joseph, Beth worked for Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Baxter International’s Caremark, where it became clear to her that “sickness is an enterprise.”  Once she had children of her own, Beth began to look at the science of nutrition more critically and became particularly interested in preventing disease and healing people through nutrition.