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April 8, 2000

Danger for Milkweed Munchers?

Developing strategies for lifelong problem solving

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 EUROPEAN UNION BANS GM FOODS, BRITAIN FOLLOWS

Safety of genetically modified foods questioned.

 

Corn Blight Update

Is wild corn the answer?

 

Teosinte, corn's wild relative, may provide the genes for resistance to current blight.


Corn Growers Fear Losses

Last season, the European corn borer devastated 40% of corn fields in the region and the mild winter has farmers worried.

 


Wanted: Biospherians for a day

How do you investigate the possibility of developing self-contained life support systems for living in space stations or traveling long distances? Biosphere 2 housed eight people for two years(1991-1993) in an attempt to answer these questions and others. Now a lab and museum, the structure is open to visitors.

 Funded by the National Science Foundation Grant No. DUE-9952525
Margaret Waterman
Southeast Missouri State

Ethel Stanley
Beloit College