Craig Holdrege is the director of The Nature Institute in Ghent, New York, where he carries out research and teaches in adult education programs (www.natureinstitute.org). Craig has a Ph.D. in sustainability education from Prescott College in Arizona. He completed a program in phenomenological science at the Science Research Laboratory at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and has a B.A. in philosophy from Beloit College. His studies of animals and plants as integrated beings have led to numerous publications. His books include Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context (1996), The Giraffe’s Long Neck: From Evolutionary Fable to Whole Organism (2005), and Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering (University of Kentucky Press, 2008). Craig leads seminars and workshops and gives lectures internationally.