Belinda Martineau earned her B.A. in biology at Harvard University and her Ph.D. in genetics at U.C. Berkeley. She was a Principal Scientist at Calgene Inc., where she helped commercialize the world's first genetically engineered whole food, a tomato which was enthusiastically labeled in grocery stores and well received by consumers. She is the author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr SavrTM Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Food and a Principal Editor at U.C. Davis.