Genetically Modified (GM) Food

Michael Perelman michael at
Sat Feb 27 07:36:59 PST 1999

Jim Heartfield's take on genetically modified food is indistinguishable from Monsanto's response. I apologize, but I do not have the time to take his post apart point by point on his technical claims, except that I have not heard anybody suggest that the Terminator can spread to other plants.

Let me suggest Mark Lappe's new book as a good source.

One point: Monsanto's lawyers are going around threatening to sue printers and publishers who are distributing material that discusses science that disproves Monsanto's position. I can mention 3 cases: The Ecologist, Mark Lappe's book, and the television series on BgH.

-- Michael Perelman Economics Department California State University Chico, CA 95929

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