"Pharming" (March 23, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

"Pharming"



The next time you're eating rice, do you really want to worry whether it's been contaminated with drugs?

Welcome to Pharming, the new genetic engineering science that turns corn, rice and even animals, into drug manufacturing factories.

The editors of a leading journal in the field, Nature Biotechnology, recently compared growing drugs in food crops to a pharmaceutical manufacturer "packaging its pills in candy wrappers or flour bags or storing its compounds or production batches untended outside the perimeter fence."

This week, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network to learn about the recent court ruling regarding biopharming, and its implications in California, Hawaii and nationally.

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