Corporate bioengineers tinker merrily and dangerously with the DNA of food

| June 2004 Issue

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Jim Hightower's newest book, Let's Stop Beating Around The Bush, is scheduled for release next month. Until then, Utne will be running a series of excerpts from the title.

As you're flipping through the back sections of your morning paper, do you sometimes come across a story that strikes you as the real news of the day? I'm talking about stories that are somewhere between reeeaaally important and jawdropping, and you ask yourself: Why did they bury this back here... Why isn't this the front-page lead with a screaming two-inch headline?


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