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A host of deeper and broader concerns are the real motivation behind the genetically modified food ruckus.
Michael R. Taylor, Sandra A. Hoffmann
Better deployment of the government's food safety resources is essential to minimizing the growing risks from foodborne illnesses.
Julia A. Moore
If the United States and Europe cannot settle their disagreements over agricultural biotechnology, the fallout will extend far beyond the food business.
Patrice Laget, Mark Cantley
Real differences exist between U.S. and European public opinion, but the foundation for a policy convergence is in place.
John H. Barton, Peter Berger
An intense drive to patent agricultural biotechnologies may hurt those who would benefit most: people in developing countries.
Alexander E. MacDonald
The potential for abrupt, drastic climate changes on a regional scale is being underestimated by policymakers.
Don C. Schmitz, Daniel Simberloff
A new coordinating body is essential to the success of nonindigenous species prevention and management efforts.
A large dose of presidential courage will be required to effect the drastic changes needed in weapons spending priorities.
Katherine R. Smith
Federal programs to help farmers should be realigned so that they effectively advance their stated goals.