Rebecca Nesbit

Rebecca Nesbit


Rebecca is a writer based near London, with a particular interest in wildlife and sustainable food production. She enjoys uncovering the complexities and trade-offs involved in decisions about the natural world and our food supply – nothing is as simple as it seems. Her greatest achievement was travelling from London to China by train. 


Rebecca has contributed to publications such as BBC Wildlife, The Biologist and Farming Futures. Her first popular science book Is that Fish in Your Tomato? explores the potential and the risks of genetically modified foods. She is currently working on a book about conservation ethics – what should we save and why? Her career so far has included studying butterfly migration for her PhD at Rothamsted Research, the world’s oldest agricultural research station, training honeybees to detect explosives, and acting as press officer for the Royal Society of Biology. 

Articles by Rebecca Nesbit

How Should We Regulate Genome-Edited Crops? | Opinion

Arguing for a focus on the plant, not the technology

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