*Alexander, Tom

    Tom Alexander is publisher of Growing Edge Magazine and an expert in hydroponics. He regularly attends annual international academic and industry conferences on hydroponics giving multimedia presentations at many of the conferences.

    For more information, visit www.growingedge.com

*Ames Ph.D., Bruce

    Dr. Ames is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of California, Berkeley.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was on their Life Sciences  Commission. 

    He served as a member of the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Advisory Board, from 1976 to 1982. 

    He was the recipient of a leading award for cancer research, the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize (1983); a leading award in environmental achievement, the Tyler Prize (1985); the Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1991); the Glenn Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992); the Lovelace Institutes Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research (1995); the Achievement in Excellence Award of the Center for Excellence in Education (1996); the Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Japan (1996); the Japan Prize, (1997); the Kehoe Award, American College of Occup. and Environ. Med. (1997); the Medal of the City of Paris (1998); the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998); The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001); and the American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award (2001).

    His over 400+ publications have resulted in his being the 23rd most-cited scientist (1973-1984).

*Avery, Dennis

    Dennis is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute as well as their Director of the Center for Global Food Issues.

    From 1980-1988, Dennis served as agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for   assessing the foreign-policy implications of food and farming developments worldwide. At Hudson, Avery continues to monitor developments in world food production, farm product demand, the safety and security of food supplies, and the sustainability of world agriculture.

    As a staff member of the President's National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, he wrote the commission's landmark report "Food and Fiber for the Future".

    Dennis studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. He holds awards for outstanding performance from three different government agencies and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983.

    Mr. Avery has appeared on ABC-TV, CNN, and Fox News as well as hundreds of radio shows.

    For further information, visit www.hudson.org

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