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Pandora's gene in a Trojan horse

Here are some of the news items on CropChoice this week. Please check http://www.cropchoice.com for others.

1. Pandora's gene in a Trojan horse

I think it quite possible that many of the genetically modified crops, animals and soil organisms undergoing field tests will prove harmless when they creep out of their creators' control. But the genetic engineers would have us believe that none will ever be harmful, because they assume we can control everything that happens in crop fields and after harvest, and that we can foresee all the potential effects of gene manipulation... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1149

2. Alternative energy answer may be blowin' in the wind

(Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- Before Ohio homeowners, farmers and utilities invest in alternative power sources, they'll need to know which way -- and how fast -- the wind blows, energy experts said this week.

"Don't expect (utilities) to charge out and try all these new things,'' Larry Flowers of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., told about 300 people at the Ohio Wind Power Conference in Dublin... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1148

3. Illinois farmers-Bio-corn growth could threaten EU sales

(Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- U.S. plantings of new biotech corn varieties not approved by the European Union should be avoided because it would threaten American shipments, including $400 million worth of corn gluten, an Illinois farm group declared yesterday.

The Illinois Farm Bureau's board of directors... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1140

4. What's really before you on the Thanksgiving dinner table?

(Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 -- CropChoice guest commentary) -- One cannot help but wonder as most Americans and their families sit down at the table for their holiday meal on Thursday if they are aware, or much less even care, about the menu of corporate irresponsibility, crime, corruption, deception and human suffering that is spread out before them...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1141