Friday, May 21, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report with Jeremy Scahill in Budapest

    Serbs are still enraged today over NATO’s bombing of a Belgrade hospital that killed four people and wounded dozens more. The missile hit the hospital’s neurology clinic and injured medical staff and patients, including two women who were struck by glass as they were giving birth. At least 70 pregnant women were transferred to another hospital after the blast. NATO said yesterday that one of its missiles missed a military target by 500 yards, but has been reluctant to acknowledge it struck the hospital.

  • Monsanto’s Seeds of Discord

    A public relations campaign by bioengineering giant Monsanto to win over Europeans has backfired, attracting environmental opposition, rifling media commentators and leading many British food retailers to bar genetically altered products. While bioengineered food is on the shelves of most major U.S. supermarkets and has encountered little consumer resistance, the European public calls genetically modified food "Frankenfood"–and even Britain’s Prince Charles has vowed that Monsanto’s biotech food would never pass his royal lips.

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