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A Closer Look (Food Fight: Genetically Altered Food) #184560

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The opposition in Europe to genetically altered food noted.

(Assumption, Illinois: Jim Williams) The views of the farmer and the consumer of genetically altered seed featured; details given of the growing opposition movement in the US. [Farmer Bob BUNSILMEYER - says the soybean seed works.] [DuPont Agricultural Products Bill KIRK - defends biotechnology.] [Illinois farmer Rick STEELE - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) The long history of man's tampering with the genetic makeup of food reviewed; details given of how modern genetics further manipulates genes. [Union for Concerned Scientists Margaret MELLON - cites the relatives of modern corn; says our lack of understanding could lead to risks.] [New York Hall of Science Martin WEISS - says now food can be genetically altered.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Williams, Jim

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