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A Closer Look (Food Chain) #189317

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The great debate about genetically altered food introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The hunt by the government and Aventis for bushels of genetically altered StarLink corn that made its way into the human food chain featured; details given of the recent recall by Safeway and Taco Bell of taco shells made from the corn. [EPA Stephen JOHNSON - blames Aventis.] [Friends of the Earth Larry BOHLEN - cites FDA (Food and Drug Administration) standards.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The request from Aqua Bounty Farms to bring genetically altered fish to the United States kitchen introduced.

(Prince Edward Island: Kevin Newman) The debate over genetically engineered food centering on an experimental fast-growing super salmon examined; fish shown. [Canadian fisherman Jim MacDONALD - says the salmon are gone.] [Science advisor to the Interior Secretary William BROWN - says the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cannot be a wildlife agency.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Jane HENNEY, Purdue University professor William MUIR - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Newman, Kevin;
Serafin, Barry

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