10.19.15

Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses for Agriculture Biotechnology Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s hearing on the federal regulation of agriculture biotechnology.

What:  Agriculture Biotechnology: A Look at Federal Regulation and Stakeholder Perspectives

Who:   Panel I

   Mr. Michael Gregoire, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

   Mr. William Jordan, Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

   Dr. Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Md.

   Panel II

   Mrs. Joanna Lidback, Producer, The Farm at Wheeler Mountain, Barton, Vt.

   Mr. Daryl E. Thomas, Sr. Vice President, Herr Foods, Inc., Nottingham, Pa.

   Mr. Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Co-Founder, Stonyfield Farm Inc., Concord, N.H.

   Mr. Gregory Jaffe, Project Director, Biotechnology, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C.

   Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman, Physician in Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Mass.

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Place:  106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at radiotv.senate.gov or 202-224-6421. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.

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