Organic Consumers Association

OCA
Homepage

Previous Page

Click here to print this page

Make a Donation!

JOIN THE OCA NETWORK!

Biotech Propaganda Express Taking Aim at Students

Food Chem News
September 30, 2004

Mississippi State team plans video series touting biotech benefits

A team of international scientists led by a Mississippi State research
administrator is helping produce a video documentary series for high
school and university students on the benefits of food biotechnology.

Tentatively titled "Biotechnology and Agriculture: Delivering on the
Promise," the five-part video series is planned for distribution
primarily to American high school and university students, said H.
Alan Wood, director of the university's Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Institute, in a news release. He also is leading fund-raising efforts
to cover the production costs.

"Teachers have expressed a need for credible, balanced educational
materials that examine agricultural biotechnology and the applications
of the science to food production and human health," Wood explained,
adding that the project already has received some $70,000 in challenge
grants toward a projected total production cost of approximately
$875,000.

The videos and collateral materials will be prepared by Karen Keeler
Rogers, who has produced numerous films, videos and print materials on
food biotechnology that have been incorporated into school curricula
throughout the United States.