Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Director of Research for Cal/West Seeds, has been appointed to serve on USDA Advisory Committee
June 24, 2011
Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Director of Research for Cal/West Seeds, has been appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to serve on the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
”This advisory committee will come together to continue investigating the challenges of coexistence among different forms of agricultural production,” said Vilsack. “I hope this committee will recommend workable solutions that will enhance the ability of all farmers to grow the crops they want in order to effectively meet the needs of their customers.”
The AC21 is composed of 22 members from 16 states. The members represent the biotechnology industry, the organic food industry, farming communities, the seed industry, food manufacturers, state government, consumer and community development groups, the medical profession, and academic researchers.