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Biotech Food -- The Cyberdebate

Agriculture (Yahoo Links)
Current news items  can be found in a newsgroup called "Genetically Modified Foods."
Biotechnology (USDA)
The USDA has created a major overview site with links to other regulatory agencies involved with biotech food regulation.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Links
The American Chemical Society reviewed Ag Biotech in Chemical and Engineering News, November 1, 1999, p 16. It includes links to (1) food/ag biotech companies, (2) farmers' organizations, (3) government agencies/groups, (4) grain processors, (5) advocacy groups, and (6) research organizations/other.
CAST (Biotech Issue Paper)
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has reviewed the benefits and risks of biotechnology in agriculture. An issue paper is available through the CAST website.
U.S. Department of State (International Information Programs)
The U.S. Department of State is organizing its information services in a biotech subfolder.
"Webspinning's 50 Best Sites of 1999" by Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., were published in Genetic Engineering News, December 1999.  About a third of these sites have an agricultural orientation.  They provide a fascinating overview of the advance of knowledge in biological sciences and medicine.

www.biotech-info.net/policy.html
Ag Biotech Net has organized industry information on policy at this link

 

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