A couple of articles have taken off on Frankenfoods,
genetically altered food sources. I've emphasized in each that this is something
that IS going to happen and will have some good effects, although many more
controls and consumer product labeling needs to happen.
A report in the Bowditch Group newsletter
tells us that our government is intent on utilizing this technology:
"The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Senate has included
$30 million to cover plant genomics and biotechnology research in its version of the
appropriations bill for the U.S. Agency for International Development for the next fiscal
year. Specifically, the $30 million in funding, if enacted, would provide for the
development of "golden" rice, maize, cassava, wheat, bananas, canola and other
crops preferred in developing countries. "Golden rice" and "golden
maize" can help address vitamin A and iron deficiencies common in the developing
Please continue to push for labeling and for testing,
but not for elimination; there's too many hungry and ill people out there for us to afford
to do that.