Expert

Dennis Avery

Director, Center for Global Food Issues
Email: 
cgfi@hughes.net

Dennis Avery is a senior fellow with The Heartland Institute, director of the Center for Global Food Issues, and a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute. With Dr. S. Fred Singer, he is coauthor of Unstoppable Global Warming - Every 1,500 Years, which spent weeks on The New York Times best-seller list in early 2007.

Avery is the author of Global Food Progress 1991 (Hudson Institute, 1991) and Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming (Hudson Institute, 1995). The second edition ofSaving the Planet was published in 2000.

Avery writes a weekly column on environmental issues that is widely regarded across the country and internationally. He has been quoted in publications ranging from Time and The Washington Post to The Farm Journal. Avery’s article, “What’s Wrong with Global Warming?” was published in the August 1999 issue ofReader’s Digest.

Avery studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. He holds awards for outstanding performance from three different government agencies and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983. He continues to monitor developments in world food production, farm product demand, the safety and security of food supplies, and the sustainability of world agriculture. As a staff member of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, he wrote the Commission’s landmark report, “Food and Fiber for the Future.”

Avery travels the world as a speaker, has testified before Congress, and has appeared on most of the nation’s major television networks, including ABC’s 20/20.