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FACTSHEET: Dennis T. Avery

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Director, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute
Advisor, American Council on Science and Health Advisor, CFACT (Committee for A Constructive Tomorrow)

Avery, a supporter of biotechnology, pesticides, irradiation, factory farming and free trade, considers himself an expert on an impressive range of subjcets, including "agriculture, environment, world hunger issues, biotechnology and pesticides, trade, and water issues." In addition to his self-professed areas of expertse, Avery comments frequently on global warming science and policy.

Avery is the author of Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic(Hudson Institute, 1995). Avery is the editor of Global Food Quarterly, the newsletter of the Center for Global Food Issues and writes a nationally syndicated weekly column for the financial newswire "Bridge News". Avery's article, "What's Wrong with Global Warming?" was published in the August 1999 issue of Reader's Digest. (http://www.cgfi.org/about/davery_bio.htm#2) Avery is responsible for the erroneous and often reported "fact" that organically grown food is many times more likely to cause E. coli poisoning than conventionally grown food. For more information, view a compilation of articles at http://www.gmwatch.org/p2temp2.asp?aid=48&page=1&op=1.

"Avery studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin." (CGFI bio.)

ORGANIZATIONS

American Council on Science and Health
Source: ACSH website 4/04

Hudson Institute
Source: Hudson Institute website 4/04

CFACT - Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Source: CFACT "Should we believe the latest UN Climate Report?" April 2, 2007

SOURCES

ACSH website 4/04
http://www.acsh.org/

Hudson Institute website 4/04
http://www.hudson.org

CFACT "Should we believe the latest UN Climate Report?" April 2, 2007
http://www.cfact.org/site/view_article.asp?idCategory=10&idarticle=1221