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As of 4/30/01 the Georgetown Center for Food and Nutrition Policy is no longer affiliated with Georgetown University. The new name of the center is Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, and it is based at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

A risk/benefit assessment on antibiotic-resistance is being supported financially and technically by the Animal Health Institute. (Food Chemical News, 4/27/98)

Following four paragraphs from Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) (, September 15, 2000) and Ceres e-mail, 11-6-98:

“Tapping into the resources of one of the nation’s premier academic institutions, the Grocery Manufacturers of America has formed a new strategic alliance with the Georgetown University Center for Food and Nutrition Policy. The Center ... will work with GMA to foster understanding of issues facing food companies....

“The Center’s Director, Dr. Lester Crawford, ... serve[d] as Academic Advisor to GMA on scientific and regulatory issues dealing with food and nutrition policy.

“GMA’s partnership with Georgetown University will provide us with a wealth of information and expertise on emerging issues impacting our member companies, from food biotechnology to new regulations on food safety and nutrition claims,” said GMA President and CEO C. Manly Molpus. “The Center will aid us in our mission to provide our members with the latest and more relevant analysis of food and nutrition policy.”

“The Center’s partnership with GMA is a natural fit because of our mutual desire to foster understanding of food and nutrition policy issues,” said Dr. Crawford. “We’re able to provide a forum where leaders from industry, regulatory agencies and consumer groups can effectively communicate.”

Sara Lee Co. gave Ceres $1 million to provide answers to controlling listeria in meat plants. (Detroit Free Press, 4/30/99)

1999-2000: Analyses of sugar intake and dietary quality were sponsored by the Sugar Association. (Abstract, annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, November 1999)

Advisory Board

  • Jacqueline Balk-Tusa, Ph.D., Andrews Associates
  • Dennis Bier, MD, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Steven Daugherty, DuPont, Inc.
  • Caroline Jackson, Chair, Environment and Public Health, EU Parliament
  • Roy Fuchs, Monsanto Company
  • Janet Kelly, Esq., Kellogg Company
  • David Lineback, Ph.D., Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
  • John Lupien, University of Massachusetts
  • Franklin Loew, Becker College
  • David Macnair, Ph.D., Campbell Soup Company
  • Manly Molpus, Grocery Manufacturers of America
  • Rainer Roepke, Ph.D., Akzo Nobel Co.
  • Arpad Somogyi, DVM, Ph.D., European Union (Consumer Affairs Directorate)
  • Jean Spence, Kraft General Foods

Science Council

  • Sanford Miller, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
  • Maureen Storey, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
  • David Lineback, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Lovell Jones, Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., RD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Columbia University
  • Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
  • Ian Munro, Ph.D., CANTOX, Mississauga, Canada
  • John Suttie, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Connie Weaver, Ph.D., Purdue University

The Cooperative was founded in 1979 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to research pine cultivation.

In 1999, the Cooperative received $9,800 from each of the following companies: Boise Cascade, Bowater Inc., Champion International, International Paper, Mead, The Timber Company, Temple-Inland, James M. Vardaman & Company, Westvaco, Weyerhaeuser, and Willamette Industries. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South;; accessed 6/12/01)

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