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Retake and remake rural America, state biotech bills, other news

Some of the CropChoice news items this week:

1. From the April 3rd edition of The Economist: "Countries due to join the European Union in 2004 take a dim view of genetically modified (GM) foods, according to a poll released this week by the European Commission. Its Eurobarometer survey gauged the attitudes of more than 12,000 people in EU candidate countries towards biotechnology. More than 80% of those surveyed thought that science would improve their lives, but 68%, on average, reject GM food, with more than half believing the stuff to be positively dangerous."

2. Dare we go where the WTO wants us to go?

(Thursday, April 3, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- By removing all barriers to free trade we will all live in the same world. A noble objective indeed, unless one already lives in the best of all possible worlds! This Saturday at 9AM Pacific, the Food Chain...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1550

3. Indiana, Oregon biotech food, crop legislative front (Thursday, April 3, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- Here is news of two state bills dealing with genetically modified foods and crops...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1552

4. Retake and remake rural America...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1556

5. Canadian Wheat Board urges Ottawa to reject GMO wheat...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1555

6. GM canola gets the nod in Australia...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1554