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August 22, 1999
WHAT’S NEW DOWN ON THE FARM?
Ever since high-tech agribusiness started tinkering with the DNA of crops, genetically modified foods have been a battleground for environmentalists (who have called them ”frankenfoods”). Americans can buy genetically modified corn, potatoes and papayas, though in Europe, groups like Greenpeace have blocked the importation of some altered produce. But with the latest innovations, producers are betting they can beat the greens at their own game, casting their test-tube advances as the environment’s last, best hope. (more…)