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Science  07 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5476, pp. 26-27
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5476.26b

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COPENHAGEN-- Reeling from budget cuts and public doubts about genetically modified foods, European plant scientists are mounting an ambitious effort to persuade European Union (E.U.) officials to plow more money into their field. But their blueprint for change, intended to prevent them from falling farther behind their global counterparts, has so far failed to win any cash commitments from E.U. commissioner and science chief Phillippe Busquin.