Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology
Program #DAWK004. Recorded in Boulder, CO on March 09, 1998.Rapid and radical developments are occurring in laboratories that will shape the future. Genetic engineering and biotechnology hold promise and peril. New varieties of plants and plant-derived medicines are being literally invented by multinational corporations. Anything that can be genetically engineered can be patented and monopolized. The biotech industry says the new strains of products like corn and soy beans are safe. Critics are not so sure. They say corporate control of the gene pool may threaten global food supplies.
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