David Tribe

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David Tribe is a senior lecturer in food science, food safety, biotechnology and microbiology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. With Bruce Chassy, he runs the pro-GM website, Academics Review.[1]


Other activities

In an email to GMWatch, Tribe pointed out his other activities as follows:

I have a Ph.D. in Bacterial genetics and B.Sc in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Melbourne and numerous scientific publications. I have been affiliated also with UNESCO with activities in Vietnam and Thailand, so my activities are across the political spectrum. I have spoken at numerous different organisations including the Australian Labor Party, B'nai B'rith, The Greens political party, and Rotary.[5]


See Institute of Public Affairs


  1. Academics Review. Founders, acc 19 Mar 2011
  2. Academics Review. Founders, acc 19 Mar 2011
  3. Academics Review. Founders, acc 19 Mar 2011
  4. Biofortified, Authors, acc 19 Mar 2011
  5. David Tribe, Email to GMWatch, 20 Mar 2011