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Commercialization of Transgenic Plants: Potential Ecological Risks, Allison Snow and Pedro Moran Palma, Bioscience, February, 1997, pp. 86 ff.

Cotton Growers Say Strain Cuts Yields, Allen Myerson, The New York Times, 19 November, 1997, business page 1.

Could Transgenic Supercrops One Day Breed Superweeds, James Kling, Science, 11 October, 1996, pp. 180-1.

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture and the Environment, Maurizio Paoletti and David Pimentel, Bioscience, October, 1996, pp. 665 ff.

Genetic Engineering of Crops Can Spread Allergies Study Shows, Warren Leary, The New York Times, 14 March, 1996, p. A20.

Now or Never: Serious Plans to Save a Natural Pest Control, Margaret Mellon and Jane Rissler, eds., Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass., 1998.

One Gene in Diamondback Moth Confers Resistance to Four Bacillus thuringiensis toxins, Bruce Tabashnik et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94:1640-1644, 1997.

Transferred Gene Helps Plants Weather Cold Snaps, Elizabeth Pennisi, Science, 3 April, 1998, pp. 36-7, and article page 104, same issue.

Transgenic Plants Provoke Petition, S. Perkins, Science News, 27 September, 1997, p. 199.


Here's news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on new transgenic crop field tests.

Here's USDA's Agriculture Fact Book for 1996.

Transgenic crops could reduce the use of pesticides. This report claims 1 million children are exposed to unsafe levels of bug killer.

Genetic study yields cancer-fighting chemical.

More on genetically engineered food.

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