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President Michael F. Adams on food modification and safety at UGA - From the President
June 2012 Issue
Michael F. Adams Q: Your grandfather was a lifelong farmer in Alabama and your father spent his entire career as an executive with Kraft Foods. How does that background shape your perspective on UGA’s role in food production, research and safety? A: I literally grew up in the food and fiber industry. My grandfather owned a farm, some forestry acres and a sawmill in South Alabama. I remember that work, literally at the ground level, during summers as a child. Growing up, I watched my father’s career in the international food and agricultural industry as Kraft grew into one of the two or three biggest companies in that industry. I spent my summers in college in the food sector—I’ve done everything from warehouse work to driving delivery trucks to stacking crates to sales. Q: Agriculture was one of the earliest fields of instruction at UGA, established as a college in 1859. How relevant is the college today? A: It’s more …
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