EarthNews Radio: Biotech Pharming
Do you know what "pharming" is?
Jerry Kay spoke to Joseph Mendelson, Co-Founder and Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety to explain:
Mendelson says that several companies are looking to produce pharmaceutics and chemicals through cheaper means. They'll do this by engineering corn or tobacco plants to produce those materials for a variety of industrial uses.
But though farming may create a new range of products, it could also impact our food and our environment. The products could be treatments for AIDS or insecticides, but also raise concerns about other possible effects of these engineered plants.
Learn more about the Center for Food Safety at its website here: www.centerforfoodsafety.org
You can find a number of Jerry Kay's interviews with scientists, environmentalists, and green-oriented businesspeople here on ENN, on the homepage of EarthNews Radio.