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Howard-Yana Shapiro Interview

 Howard-Yana Shapiro: Former Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Inc.

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Dr. Howard Shapiro is the Former Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars Inc. He has been a university professor, Fulbright Scholar, Ford Foundation Fellow, and has won the National Endowment for the Humanities Award. He leads the Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit - a collaborative effort between Mars, UC Davis and The University of Nottingham - and serves on the external advisory board of UC Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute as well. Dr. Shapiro has been involved with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, pattern recognition, plant breeding, molecular biology and genetics for over 40 years, releasing hundreds of cultivars into the public domain. He has worked with indigenous communities, NGO’s, governmental agencies and the private sector around the world.