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'Market destruction with GMO wheat,' 'Where corporations are taboo,' other CropChoice news and commentary

(Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- The following are some of our news and commentary items for this week. Please go to http://www.cropchoice.com to see others.

1. GMO Wheat...A market development-in-reverse program

...The USDA scenario I just reviewed on the bunt issue is mild compared to what I expect would result from the introduction of GMO wheat. Iíve done my own estimate of how wheat exports and wheat prices might be impacted...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1322

2.When in Rome, learn from the Romans

(Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 -- CropChoice guest commentary) -- Indianapolis is a capital where history abounds in monuments among the glass and steel structures of a modern economy. On a recent visit, I saw symbols of where our society has been. I also saw where it is bound if we do not change how we live and connect with our food...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1324

3.Where corporations are taboo

(Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- As corporations consolidate, and the big become the biggest, few have been willing to stand in the path of the economic juggernaut. But then along came some cornhuskers from Nebraska.

This Saturday at 9AM Pacific...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?RecID=1323

4. State of the Food Economy- Winds of Change Call for Local Control & Less Agribusiness Monopoly Power

Imagine for a moment an economy where the agricultural sector output equals $226 billion and results in gross value-added of $111 billion dollars and net value-added of $91 billion. I just described the value added by the ag sector in the United States in the year 2001, so you can see the tremendous economic engine that the farm sector is as part of our overall economy. Imagine how much more value will be added when farmers get a fair price at the local level. But the farm sector is much more than economic engine. After all, we are talking about food, one of those life essentials that all of us expect and need every day to survive...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1305

5. Growers at Farm Bureau meeting say they'll increase GMO plantings...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1318

6. Mexican industrialists want strong-arm approach to farm protests...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1312

7. Tennessee Valley Authority to expand use of wind generation...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1311

8. Banana workers get day in court...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1306

9. Australian shire council moves to ban transgenic crops...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1317

10. European pol warns of backlash if U.S. takes case against Europe over biotech to WTO...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1315

11. Farm group says USDA put bad food into feed chain...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1327

12. Plant-grown Fabry's drug gets FDA orphan status...http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=1325