Watch Mindy Brashears Testimony Before House Committee on Agriculture

(VIDEO) Brashears, a food safety expert, testified in a public hearing before the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research.

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Mindy Brashears

Mindy Brashears, a professor in food microbiology and food safety in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, testified before the House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday (Sept. 29) in Washington, D.C.

Brashears, who also is the director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence, gave testimony before the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research. The purpose is to highlight achievement in research innovations by agricultural colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

She is a faculty member in the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy in the Texas Tech School of Law. Her research focuses on food safety issues both before and after harvest.

Brashears is the third faculty member from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to give testimony before Congress in the last four months.

Brashears testimony at 39:03.
Question and answer session follows all six testimonials.



Earlier this month, David Weindorf, an associate dean for research and the chairman of pedology in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight committee regarding the release of toxic waste by the Environmental Protection Agency into the Gold King Mine in Colorado.

In June, Darren Hudson, a professor and chairman of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, testified before the House Committee on Agriculture regarding a review of agricultural subsidies in foreign countries.

“Certainly we are very proud of these three faculty members and the work they are doing,” said Michael Galyean, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “Their testimonies before Congress reflect well on their own expertise and reputations, but also on the national and international stature of so many of our programs in the college.”


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The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.

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