April 1999 Issue

Ready Or Not, Genetically Modified Foods Are Here To Stay

Special report for Earth Day, April 22. Would you eat a potato genetically engineered to contain its own pesticide? How about a strawberry that fends off frost courtesy of flounder genes? Or a juicy E. coli-resistant hamburger? If you think these foods are sci-fi fantasy, you're wrong. Most Americans have already eaten genetically modified foods like these. According to Laura Ticciati of Mothers for Natural Law (MNL), a nonprofit consumer group in

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