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Pharma crops face hurdles

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Pharma crops face hurdles

By PHILIP BRASHER WASHINGTON FARM REPORT
Des Moines REgister

December 18, 2005

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack once called the idea of mass-producing
pharmaceutical chemicals from genetically modified corn the "future of
our state."

But now a top economist in his own state is raising questions about
whether this industry even has a future in states like Iowa.

In a study for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a liberal-leaning

Report Finds Only Modest Gains for Farmers Who Grow GE Pharmaceutical Crops

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Report Finds Only Modest Gains for Farmers Who Grow Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Crops

SOURCE: Union of Concerned Scientists, USA
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http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press=5Frelease/report-finds-only-modest.htm
DATE: 09 Dec 2005

Companies Overstate Economic Benefits to Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9--States like Missouri and Iowa are lining up to grow
crops genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals and industrial

Energy: The Promise of Pond Scum

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Who needs oil or coal or gas when the world is full of plain old algae?

By Michael W. Robbins
DISCOVER Vol. 26 No. 10 October 2005

EAT UP YOUR VACCINES

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EAT UP YOUR VACCINES

December 2000

Source GRAIN

First rice harvest performed by Ventria officials

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First rice harvest performed by Ventria officials

SOURCE: The Northwest Missourian, USA, by Dennis Sharkey
http://missourianonline.com/101305/communitynews/rice.htm
DATE: 12 Oct 2005

Concerns over whether rice could be grown in northwest Missouri have
subsided for now.

The first year of test growing came to an end this week with the harvest
of rice being tested in three different spots in northern Missouri.

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