Alex Avery

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Alex Avery, the son of Dennis 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.

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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.