MEDIA: Last night's NOVA/FRONTLINE special

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 08:01:00 MDT

Last night NOVA/FRONTLINE aired a two hour special "harvest of
Horror" a program about biotech food.

I thought both sides were very well represented, I was a little
surprised at Jeremy Rifkin in particular, he left his well known
theatrics at home, and I thought he presented his arguments well.

The ELF came off as the mind-welded-bomb-throwers they essentially

The program presented an excellent overview of both the
technologies and the issues.

It all came down to a familiar issue, labeling. The pro-biotechers
were unanimously opposed to any kind of labeling. The interesting
part was the study of the focal groups. While they expressed a wide
variety of opinions on the subject, they were unanimous about
labeling. In fact opposition to biotech dropped almost completely
after the idea of labeling was introduced.

It is clearly a pro-choice issue.

GMO: Label it, or ban it.

GMO: Label it, or ban it.

GMO: Label it, or ban it.


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