Martin Teitel

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Martin Teitel "is the President of the David H. Smith Foundation. Prior to this position he directed the Committee for Responsible Genetics and Editor of Genewatch. He is the author of Rain Forest in Your Kitchen and Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature. In addition he has written articles on food, biotechnology, and human rights that have appeared in Utne Reader Vegetarian Times, among others. Teitel has a PhD from The Union Institute. For two decades he served as Executive Director of the CS Fund, a progressive foundation focussed on dissent and diversity. Currently, Teitel teaches at the Harvard Divinity School." [1]

"Martin Teitel, author of “Thank You for Submitting Your Proposal,” is Executive Director of the Cedar Tree Foundation in Boston, Mass. Previously he served as Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the CS Fund, a philanthropic foundation, and also Western Field Director for The Youth Project, a public charity. Teitel’s nonprofit experience includes working as president of the Council for Responsible Genetics, a regional director of the Council on Economic Priorities, and several positions with the American Friends Service Committee, including Director of the Asia Programs, Director of Overseas Refugee Programs, Indochina Commissioner, and Laos Field Director." [2]

Resources and articles


  1. Martin Teitel, Switzer Foundation, accessed July 12, 2007.
  2. Kathleen Brennan, "New book reveals secrets of grantmaking decisions", News4Neighbours, Undated.
  3. Advisory Board, Center for Food Safety, accessed August 25, 2009.