Born: Bristol, England, UK
Alex Avery is the director of research and education with the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute, where he conducts research on the environmental impacts of different farming systems. He is the author of The Truth About Organic Foods, a controversial book critical of the organic food movements attacks on agricultural biotechnology--technology which, Avery says, offers a more cost-effective way to achieve lower pesticide use and more eco-friendly farming systems… The book is published by Henderson Communications, a small agribusiness consulting group and independent agricultural-oriented publisher.The New York Times pointed out that Averys non-profit employer has received funding from Monsanto Company, DowElanco and the Ag-Chem Equipment Company.Avery has appeared on or been quoted in TV and newspapers such as CNN, Fox News, Showtime (Penn & Tellers show), the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today. Avery has written a chapter for a book on organic pesticides published in 2007 by the American Chemical Society. Avery is also an Advisory Board Member for Hanover Colleges Center for Free Inquiry. Avery is the son of food policy analyst Dennis Avery.
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