EDUCATION: Truths About Transgenics

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Science  15 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5486, pp. 1835
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5486.1835a

Providing “balanced information” about Bt corn, virus-resistant papaya, and other transgenic crops to students and the public is the goal of this new site* from Colorado State University crop scientists. It includes a brief overview of how genetically modified plants are made (explained with nifty animations), which agencies regulate them, what's been planted, and what's in the pipeline, as well as a discussion of risks. A page of links leading to seed companies and antibiotech groups cautions that both “will certainly put a spin” on the facts.

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