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Europe's science flowers elsewhere

(Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 -- CropChoice news) --

Brandon Mitchener, The Wall Street Journal Europe, 09/20/02: Natale Di Fonso has spent years inserting foreign DNA into durum wheat to create a better pasta. He's an Italian doing research in Italy on the main ingredient in his country's national food, but his invention will probably never be grown at home.

Like most Europeans, Italians are so spooked by genetically modified food that politicans have declared most unconventional GM crops, like Mr. di Fonso's wheat, taboo. Nonetheless, Mr. di Fonso, director of a government-funded research program, knows that his GM efforts will bear fruit -- abroad...http://www.checkbiotech.org/root/index.cfm?fuseaction=news&doc_id=3865&start=1&control=150&page_start=1&page_nr=101&pg=1