Policy reports

Is the grass always greener? Issues affecting the adoption of genetically modified pasture grasses in New Zealand

Prepared by Terri Dunahay, August 2010

About the author

Terri Dunahay is the Plant Health Trade Director, Canada at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Riverdale, Maryland. Terri has worked in International Policy in the Biotechnology Regulatory Services program of the USDA since 2002. Prior to joining USDA, Terri worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, developing methods to engineer algae to produce biofuels. Terri has a BA in aquatic biology from UC Santa Barbara and a PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Colorado. During Terri's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology in Wellington, where she researched issues that would affect a decision in New Zealand on whether or not to commercialise genetically modified pasture grasses.

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