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    Int'l Battle against Biotech Food

    NAFTA recently recommended that Mexico maintain its moratorium on the planting of biotech corn.

    It also advised that Mexico grind up all imported corn, making it suitable for consumption, but not for planting - thereby limiting the potential for cross-contaminatiion with native corn varieties.

    Then, World Conservation Union, an international gathering of more than 4,000 governmental and non- governmental representatives from 130+ countries, called for a halt of the release of any new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) until they have been "proven safe beyond a reasonable doubt."

    What are the implications of these high profile statements for the future of biotech crops, both worldwide and in the United States?

    Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we talk about the international movement toward a moratorium on GMOs.

    This Week's Guests:

    Ronnie Cummins — National Director, Organic Consumers Association

    Dr. Michael Hansen — Research Associate, Consumers Union

    Peter Melchett — Policy Director, The Soil Association

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