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Gregory Jaffe

PBS Senior Legal Consultant

In addition to serving as the Senior Legal Consultant for PBS, Gregory Jaffe has served as the Biotechnology Project Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) since 2001. He has also served as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section (1990-1997) and a senior counsel for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Enforcement Division (1997-2001). He is a recognized international expert on biosafety; he has published numerous articles and reports on the topic and has worked on international biosafety regulatory issues for the World Bank and the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project. Jeff’s achievements include: accruement of extensive knowledge on the biosafety regulatory systems in place in the US, Europe, and a number of countries in Asia and Africa; appointment as a member of the US Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture from 2003-2008 and 2011-2012; and appointment as a member of the US FDA’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee from 2004-2008. He also participated in the 2010 hearing on genetically engineered salmon. He works mostly in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Vietnam. What excites him most about biosafety is that it allows him to work on a topic where laws, regulations, and policies need to adapt to new and changing science and technology.