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Biography for Larry Bohlen

Larry Bohlen, President of NaturalCheck, is a former NASA engineer, an international environmental advocate, and a food safety entrepreneur. He helped repair the Hubble Telescope, led efforts that saved farms and forests, and discovered an illegal variety of genetically engineered corn in the American food supply. Now he is developing novel methods to detect food contaminants and counterfeit goods through NaturalCheck, a triple-bottom line company that he founded.

Mr. Bohlen is active in the Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance, the Maryland-China Business Council, and the Social Venture Network. Previously, he held positions at the American Lung Association and at Friends of the Earth where he directed the Health and Environment Program to prevent pollution of air, water and food.

Considered an authority on food safety issues, Mr. Bohlen is available for speaking engagements.


Appearances in global media include:

U.S. national network news on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC
PBS Frontline/NOVA documentary, BBC and NPR radio news
NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune Magazine


Public addresses include:

Future Business Leaders of America, Maryland
FamilyFarmed.org Expo, Chicago
Bioneers conference in San Rafael, California,
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
The Ag Forum at Iowa State University
Hudson Institute StarLink Conference at Georgetown University
Farm Journal Forum
United Nations Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Beijing


Education:

Aerospace Engineering, BS at the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating summa cum laude with General Honors, and a concentration in philosophy