Alex Avery

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Alex Avery is the director of research and education with the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute,[1] where he conducts research on the environmental impacts of different farming systems. He is the author of The Truth About Organic Foods,[2] a controversial[3] book critical of the organic food movement's 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…"[4] The book is published by Henderson Communications, a small agribusiness consulting group and independent agricultural-oriented publisher.

The New York Times pointed out that Avery's non-profit employer has received funding from Monsanto Company, DowElanco and the Ag-Chem Equipment Company.[5]

Avery has appeared on or been quoted in TV and newspapers such as CNN, Fox News, Showtime (Penn & Teller's 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 College's Center for Free Inquiry. Avery is the son of food policy analyst Dennis Avery.

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  1. ^ "Alex Avery". Center for global food issues. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Die Wahrheit uber Bio-Lebensmittel" (in German). TVR Group. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  3. ^ McHughen, Alan (May 5, 2007). "Toppling the organic house of cards". Nature Biotechnology 25 (5): 522. doi:10.1038/nbt0507-522. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Die Wahrheit uber Bio-Lebensmittel" (in German). TVR Group. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  5. ^ Marian Burros (July 16, 2003). "Eating Well: Is Organic Food Provably Better?". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 December 2007.