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Carl Winter, PhD
Carl Winter, PhD, is Director, FoodSafe Program, Extension Food Toxicologist, University of California.
To get to know Dr. Winter, Best Food Facts asked him to answer a few questions!
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I'm 5-foot 8-inches tall, but I won a basketball slam dunk competition while in college.
What three words best describe you?
Easily amused, generalist
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to travel and I'm also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants.
What are you currently working on?
Multimedia approaches to communicate about food safety, featuring music and humor. (See Dr. Carl’s talent here!)
What are you most passionate about?
Improving scientific literacy and scientific communication concerning food, agriculture and health.
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