Re: Stossel program faces generic engineering threat

Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 21:03:09 MDT

Regarding Stossel's list of countries that allowed the use of RGBH, I recall
seeing South Africa and some mideast countries that have become rick due to
oil. I thus wouldn't say that "all were Third World countries." For that
matter, I would not put Venezula and Mexico in the same category as, say,
Chad and Ethiopia.

Hal wrote, in relevant part:

>In another example, an activist complained about the use of recombinant
>bovine growth hormone (RBGH). She said that the U.S. was the only
>industrialized country to allow its use. Later she simplified that to
>that the U.S. was the only country which allowed it. Stossel challenged
>her and put up a quickly-scrolling list of other countries that allowed
>the use of RGBH. There were 20 or more and it made her look bad.
>But if you looked closely at the list, all were Third World countries.
>Venezuela, Mexico, etc., all poor nations.

T.0. Morrow

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