Greg Jaffe From Center for Science in the Public Interest to Speak at NCSU (Monday, October 5, 3- 5pm, 130 Park Shops)

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Greg Jaffe will be at NC State tomorrow as a part of the NCSU GES Center’s 2015 History Project Series. The title of his presentation is “Busting the Myths About Genetically Engineered Foods”. His presentation will be October 5 from 3-5 p.m. at 130 Park Shops on main campus. Those of you who are not local can watch the presentation live via webcast here.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (SCPI) has been instrumental in establishing the food nutrition labels we have now. A list of the issues the center has been involved with can be found here.

Gregory Jaffe is the Director of the Project on Biotechnology for CSPI. Jaffe came to CSPI after serving as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division and as Senior Counsel with the U.S. EPA, Air Enforcement Division. He is a recognized international expert on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety, and has published numerous articles and reports on those topics. He has worked on biosafety regulatory issues in the U.S. and throughout the world, including the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. He was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture from 2003-2008 and was reappointed to a new term in 2011. He was also a member of FDA’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee from 2004-2008. In addition, he has provided his biosafety expertise for projects involving the International Food Policy Research Institute, the World Bank, and the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project. Jaffe earned his BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University in Biology and Government and then received a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Some resources from Greg Jaffe:

Interview – CSPI: There are legitimate concerns about GMOs, but not around food safety, and labeling would be misleading

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food

Straight Talk about Genetically Engineered Foods