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Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops
Date:11/5/2007

t ESALQ, University of Sao

Paulo, Brazil

* Dr. C. Ford Runge, director of The Center for International Food and

Agricultural Policy, and professor of Applied Economics and Law at The

University of Minnesota, USA

* The Honorable Lord Taverne, member of the United Kingdom's House of

Lords and founder of the charity Sense about Science

* Francois Traore, president of the National Cotton Producers Union of

Burkina Faso

These experts discuss the proven safety of genetically modified food crops, their contributions to the environment over the last decade, and the inherent value for farmers in third-world countries. The video can be viewed, downloaded or embedded into another Web site from the Conversations about Plant Biotechnology Web site at http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/default.asp. The transcript and additional comments from many of these experts are also available.

Conversations about Plant Biotechnology is designed to give a voice and a face to the farmers and families who grow GM crops and the experts who research and study the benefits of biotechnology in agriculture. The Web site contains more than 70 two- to three-minute, extremely candid, straightforward and compelling video segments with the people who know the technology best. The Web site is hosted by Monsanto Company -- a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.

Websites:

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