Hey foodie journos – this is for you. Fellowship deadline Jan 18.
If selected, we will reimburse you for up to $750 of your travel expenses to Cambridge and pay for your hotel room and most meals. Participants are required to attend all sessions, which begin on Tuesday, March 27 and end on Friday, March 30.
J. Glenn Morris, the director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, is a former officer at the Centers for Disease Control and has served on numerous National Academies of Science food safety committees. He is an expert on the emergence of E. coli as a human killer that is carried in food.
Robert Paarlberg is professor of political science at Wellesley College and adjunct professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He writes and consults in the area of international food and agricultural policy. Paarlberg travels frequently to Africa, and his 2008 book, Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept Out of Africa, argued that Europe’s hostility toward the use of genetic engineering in farming had slowed the uptake of this technology in Africa. His 2010 book from Oxford University Press is titled Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Robert Tauxe is Deputy Director of the Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Michael R. Taylor is Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mr. Taylor is a nationally recognized food safety expert, having served in high-level positions at the FDA and USDA, as a research professor in academia, and on several National Academy of Sciences expert committees.