Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL)

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Science Says and the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy

Science Says is a project of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL). IFAL was established in 2014 by IFAL governance group members Peggy Lemaux, Kent Bradford and Pam Ronald. In January 2015, IFAL welcomed Shannon Albers (MS, Horticulture & Agronomy) as the IFAL Program, Educational and Outreach Coordinator. In February 2019, Hanna Bartram took over this role as Shannon transitioned to her new role as Social Media Contributor for CalPERS. Professor Pamela Ronald serves as the Faculty Director for IFAL.  

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IFAL Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board includes global experts in food and agriculture, including the economic, social and policy impacts of food systems. Kent Bradford, PhD Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences; Director, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis Sylvie M. Brouder, PhD Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University Ettore Capri, PhD Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy David Coil, PhD Project Scientist, Genome Center, University of California, Davis Sarah Davidson-Evanega, PhD International Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics (adjunct), Cornell University; Director, Cornell Alliance for Science; Senior Associate Director, International Programs CALS Jessica Fanzo, PhD Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University Sir Charles Godfray, PhD Department of Zoology, University of Oxford; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food Clare Narrod, PhD Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program, University of Maryland Robert Paarlberg, PhD Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard Matin Qaim, PhD Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August University Alison Van Eenennaam, PhD Cooperative Extension Specialist Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Marc Van Montagu, PhD Emeritus Professor, Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University; President, European Federation of Biotechnology, Barcelona; President, Public Research and Regulation Initiative, Belgium Carl Winter, PhD Cooperative Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis David Zilberman, PhD Professor, Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director, BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program; Faculty Director, Master of Development Practice