Breaking Down Trade Barriers With Science

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2010-01-01
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Laurie Hueneke Martens has many tools in her arsenal, but her weapon of choice is science. As director of international trade policy, sanitary and technical issues for the National Pork Producers Council, Martens' (01 animal science and international agriculture) mission is to knock down barriers to trade. When the H1N1 flu virus hit hard last winter, it was Martens who sat down with foreign trade liaisons and negotiated reopening trade with countries that had banned U.S. pork.

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