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The 'Flavr Savr' tomato, the world's first genetically modified produce

Since the introduction of the first genetically modified food, the "Flavr Savr" tomato in 1994, "GM" products can now be found in thousands of foods, from bagels to butter tarts to soy milk. While the biotech industry points to the safety and benefits of genetic modifications, environmentalists are quick to denounce it as potentially harmful "frankenfood." And that has left the consumer caught in the middle of this emotionally charged debate.

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The science and controversy behind the world's first genetically modified produce.
Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: Jan. 27, 1993
Guest(s): Jeremy Rifkin
Reporter: Eric Rankin
Duration: 18:27

Last updated: May 22, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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