The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Greg Jaffe

Biotechnology Project Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

Gregory Jaffe is the Biotechnology Project Director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Mr. Jaffe came to CSPI in 2001 after a career in government service as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Counsel with the U.S. EPA.  He is a recognized international expert on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety and has published numerous articles on those topics.  He has worked on biosafety issues in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Nigeria.  He was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture from 2003-2008 and 2011-2016. He earned his BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University in Biology and Government and then received a law degree from Harvard Law School.  He is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Associate Director for Legal Affairs for the Cornell Alliance for Science.

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