- Making News: California Debates Using Altered Rice Crops for Medicinal Use
California-s Rice Commission has voted 6-to-5 to approve a protocol for growing genetically engineered rice, not be for eating but for generating pharmaceutical products. It-s also generated bitter controversy. Mike Lee, business reporter for the Sacramento Bee, reports on Ventria Bioscience's new product and promises for its use as well as the rice industry's concerns about its use.
- Reporter's Notebook: Design Unveiled for California Quarter
Governor Schwarzenegger has unveiled California-s new 25-cent piece, two billion of which will be placed in national circulation in January, 2005. On hand for the unveiling was California-s most eminent historian, Kevin Starr. The State Librarian gives us a preview of Garrett Burke's historic design, which features naturalist John Muir and Yosemite's Half Dome.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
California quarter, Sierra Club's rendering of new
US Mint's 50 State Quarters Program