16 July 1999
Vol 285, Issue 5426

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COVER Corn, soybean, rice, and cassava are just a few of the important agricultural crops that are being modified through biotechnology to be more health enhancing, more nutritious, and more productive. The science and the business of agricultural biotechnology, including questions of consumer acceptance and ownership of technology, are topics of the special section beginning on page 367. [IMAGES: CORN, LARRY LEFEVER/GRANT HEILMAN; SOYBEANS, DENNY EILERS/GRANT HEILMAN; RICE, WOLFGANG KAEHLER; PLANTLETS, BERND AUERS/DUPONT; CASSAVA, SYLVAN WITTWER/VISUALS UNLIMITED]