Doug Powell (food safety)

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Dr. Douglas Powell, (born December 29, 1962 in Toronto, raised in Brantford, Ontario, Canada), is a professor who has worked at Kansas State University.[1] He was the editor and publisher of the daily food safety news service, bites-l,[2] and is the publisher and editor of[3] He also created the daily Food Safety Network electronic mailing list.

Powell's previous listservs, FSnet, Agnet, Animalnet and Functionalfoodnet, generated through his previous lab, have over 12,000 subscribers in 70 countries.[4]

Powell provided the Ivan Parkin Lecture at the International Association for Food Protection annual meeting in 2000, an honor awarded for his distinguished contributions and dedication to the field of food safety.

He has published 42 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, 10 peer-reviewed book chapters and the 1997 book, Mad Cows and Mother’s Milk. Powell and are a primary source for food safety information during outbreaks and are often quoted in mainstream media reports.[5][6][7][8][9]

Powell was the lead author of Agronomic and consumer considerations for Bt and conventional sweet corn which received the "Award for Excellence for Most Outstanding Paper in 2004" from British Food Journal where it was published.[10] The study found that consumers were more likely to choose genetically modified corn over non GMO corn. It was later criticized because of claims that the non GMO corn had a sign asking "Would you eat wormy sweetcorn?" while the GMO corn was labelled "Quality Sweetcorn".[10][11][12] The study was later given "The GM Propaganda Lab Award 2006." by GM Watch.[11]


  1. ^ Flynn, Dan (April 2, 2013). "Prof Douglas Powell Says K State Doesn't Want Him Back". Food Safety News. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "bites safe food from farm to fork". Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ "barfblog | safe food from farm to fork". 
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. 
  5. ^ "". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 2006-12-14. 
  6. ^ Weise, Elizabeth (2006-12-10). "". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ Weise, Elizabeth (2006-10-31). "". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ Vergano, Dan (2006-09-24). "". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  9. ^ "". [dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Controversy over claims in favour of GM corn". Magazine issue 2553. New Scientist. 27 May 2006. p. 1. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "pseudoscience". Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "openletter". Retrieved 3 March 2010.