CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tucson, Arizona) Biotechnology's impact on plant genetic engineering and thus potential implications for world food source and econs. examined. [Researcher Steven LINDOW - describes experiment.] Controversy over Lindo's efforts to test freeze-resistant bacteria in the field noted. [Author Jeremy RIFKIN - considers it ecological roulette; explains.] [LINDO - notes lack of knowledge of most vocal opponents.] Current and future experiments described, illustrated on screen. [Ind. analyst George KIDD - believe Europeans and Japanese are more aggressive than US.] Tucson, Arizona, experiment in which plants are being successfully grown in salt water discussed. [University of Arizona spokesperson Carl HODGES - anticipates totally new plants.] [RIFKIN - responds.] [HODGES - fears species starvation if such experiments are halted.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
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