Biotech Special Report in the "New Scientist"

C. S. Prakash prakash at TUSK.EDU
Tue Nov 10 16:19:19 EST 1998


The British science magazine has devoted its October 31 issue to
agricultural biotechnology and has some very interesting and provocative
articles including one by Jeremy Rifkin. The SPECIAL REPORT is entitled
"Living in a genetically modified world: FUTURE SHOCK: - The revolution has
begun, and genetically modified food crops are here to stay. Can we learn
to live with them?"

You can read those articles on the Web at:

http://www.newscientist.com/ns/981031/contents.html

The titles of these articles:
		      BRAVE NEW ROSE
                      Its 2020 and you are lying on a lemon scented lawn. The
                      roses are blue...

                      APOCALYPSE WHEN?
                      The headlong dash to bring biotechnology to market could
                      spell disaster for the industry

                      RUNNING WILD
                      Some plants just can't keep their genes to
themselves. But
                      does it really matter

                      STRANGE FRUIT
                      Food manufacturers have everything to gain from coming
                      clean about products with bolted-on DNA

                      LIVE AND LET LIVE
                      Engineered crops could be the best thing that's
happened 		 to wildlife for years. Or it might all go horribly
wrong

                      FOOD FOR ALL
                      Crops that resist drought and disease promise to
transform
                      the lives of poor farmers--if only they could afford
them.


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C. S. Prakash
Tuskegee University
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA

mailto:Prakash at tusk.edu
http://agriculture.tusk.edu/biotech/biotech.html

Phone (334) 727 8023; Fax (334) 727 8067
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