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Physicians Answer Questions About Food Biotechnology in IFIC Foundation Videos
Date:6/29/2012

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

In an effort to improve public understanding of modern food production, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has released five videos featuring leading physicians in the fields of pediatrics, food allergy and obstetrics who answer frequently asked questions about food biotechnology. To view the videos, click here.

“Technology, including food biotechnology, has for many years been an important part of producing safe and affordable food for a growing world population, yet questions about certain aspects of safety and benefits remain,” said IFIC Foundation President and CEO David Schmidt. “For that reason, we asked leading physicians to respond to a number of common concerns and explain why they are confident in the safety of food produced using biotechnology.”

Physicians featured in the videos include:

Wesley Burks, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and Physician in Chief of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Dr. Burks currently serves as the president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Laurie Green, MD, founding partner of the Pacific Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group in San Francisco, California. Dr. Green is past president of the California Academy of Medicine and past president of the San Francisco Gynecological Society. She is a member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Board of Directors.

Ronald Kleinman, MD, Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Massach
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