Seeds of dissent

 作者:鲜鹬     |      日期:2019-03-08 02:19:09
US Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has been bombarded with over 1000 e-mails in ten days protesting about a genetic engineering technique that prevents crops producing viable seed (This Week, 10 October, p 21). Glickman’s department is negotiating commercial rights to the technology with a seed firm being taken over by the biotechnology giant Monsanto. Since 29 September a pressure group based in Canada, Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), has been encouraging people to use its website to e-mail Glickman,