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Tuesday, May 16, 2000

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  • The Biotech Century: A Speech By Jeremy Rifkin

    Humankind has embarked on yet another revolution. Through genetic engineering, we possess the ability to alter life at its most basic level, the DNA molecule. Now that we can create life in a test tube and give a plant genes from a fish, what brave new world have we entered?

  • Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply-a Speech By Vandana Shiva

    A coalition of biotech companies is spending $50-million this year on a marketing campaign to keep fears over genetically altered foods from spreading from Europe to the United States.

  • Activists Skeptical of Los Alamos Reopening

    More than three-quarters of Los Alamos was reopened to residents yesterday, while the fire that burned down 260 homes raged out of control on other fronts, including an Indian reservation where historic sites have been destroyed.