Some information about me, where I live, my family, and my career.
I have been a Faculty member of the Biology Department of Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo BC Canada for 23 years. My training is in biochemistry and molecular biology, and I currently teach classes in those fields. Additionally, I personally research genetically modified crops and foods, and subjects related to those. Because of that, and how closesy they relate to my fields of studies, I have expertise in agriculture, aquaculture, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, environment, journalism, microbiology, plants, science, and sustainability.
I am an independent scientist with zero financial connection to the biotechnology industry. I have been involved in GMO research with an emphasis on public education for 13 years. I have given many talks and written many articles for the general public that explain different aspects of GE technology.
I am lucky to live on the West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island, in Nanaimo, where Vancouver Island University (VIU) is located. Nanaimo is a small town with a small town pace - the roads aren't packed, and you run into acquantainces everywhere. We are blessed with warm summers, and mild winters with little snow, meaning that the outdoors can be enjoyed year round. We can see Vancouver from our deck, and its only a quick twenty minute seaplane flight to be in the heart of the big city.
My wife and I enjoy getting out of town to spend weekends on the spectacular beach in Parksville. We share a passion for Baseball and are thankful for the ability to watch games all over North America on the computer. We plan to see them live when we retire.
We have one kid in high school and three in university - all at VIU actually. They're great kids with diverse and unique interests. Life around our house is never boring.
This is my personal website - not a peer-reviewed journal or a sponsored publication site. I personally take steps to ensure the accuracy, completeness and validity of the information presented here, but it is presented on an as-is basis. It is your responsibility, the reader, to verify your own facts and opinions. I only hope to present you with the correct facts, leading to a greater understanding of GE crops and derived foods. My views and opinions also do not necessarily reflect the official policy of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in any analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the author, and these views are subject to change, revision, and/or rethinking at any time.