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  • Democracy Now! Interviews Monsanto CEO Robert Shapiro

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new regulations aimed at reducing the risks from corn genetically engineered to produce its own insecticide. The decision on Friday, anxiously awaited by farmers, environmentalists and the biotech industry, was seen as an acknowledgment of rising concern over the safety of biotech crops. [includes rush transcript]

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