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Alan McHughen, Pandora�s Picnic Basket.

Alan McHughen, Pandora�s Picnic Basket.

Alan McHughen, Pandora�s Picnic Basket.

Alan McHughen
Dr. Alan McHughen, Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences, will speak on his book Pandoras Picnic Basket: The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods (Oxford University Press, 2000). After earning his doctorate at Oxford University and lecturing at Yale University, Dr McHughen recently joined the University of California, Riverside. A molecular geneticist, public sector educator, scientist and consumer advocate, McHughen has helped develop U.S. and Canadian regulations covering the environmental release of plants with novel genetic traits. He also served on recent National Academy of Science and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development panels investigating the environmental and health effects of genetically modified organisms.

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