- Making News: WTO Says Europe Must Accept Genetically Modified Crops
A new survey shows that Europeans are more worried about genetically modified food than terrorism, but yesterday the World Trade Organization reportedly ruled against government bans on genetically engineered imports. Justin Gillis, who writes on biotechnology for the Washington Post, says Europe's concerns over genetically modified crops range from safety to the environment.
- Reporter's Notebook: Evangelists Call for Global Warming Initiative, Splitting Faithful
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said today that the world has just seven more years to take action before it's too late to counteract global warming. Sweden has pledged to wean itself off oil completely in the next 15 years. Now, 86 American evangelical leaders are backing a major initiative to fight global warming, even though they're taking flak from some of their colleagues. Reverend Jim Ball is Executive Director of the Evangelical Environmental Network.
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