"Cover Story" piece on the debate about whether Maine should ban genetically eng
"Cover Story" piece on the debate about whether Maine should ban genetically engineered crops. The first commercial crops to incorporate new gene-splicing technology were planted in 1995 and are now the majority in much of agricultural America. But many genetically engineered products are banned in Europe. Maine is the only state that has banned a genetically engineered crop: Bt corn. With information about exactly what genetically engineered food is; how genetic engineering is applied to food crops; and the views of large commercial developers like Monsanto, as well as critics. Also with related articles about "Seeds of Resistance," a group opposed to the technology, and Russell Libby, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, who is a spokesman for a new Maine agriculture.
Agriculture, Plant genetic engineering, Seeds of Resistance, Transgenic plants
Davis, Jay, ""Cover Story" piece on the debate about whether Maine should ban genetically eng" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3815.