For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
Earlier this month, several companies recalled taco shells and other corn products found to contain genetically modified strains of corn that isn’t approved for human consumption. A panel talks about whether biotech firms, farmers, food manufacturers and distributors are up to the challenges presented by genetically modified crops, and what further steps the government could take to regulate food processing and labeling.
- Dr. Jim Stave vice president of research and development for Strategic Diagnostics, Inc.
- Dr. Les Crawford director of the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy at Georgetown University
- Dr. John Fagan chief scientific officer for Genetic ID, Inc.
- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Presidential candidate
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