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The article on the spread of Bt pollen ("Rethinking Refuges? Drifting pollen may bring earlier pest resistance to bioengineered crops," SN: 5/15/04, p. 310) ended with the question, "Is this a big deal or a small effect?" The fact that this phenomenon has gone missing from bioengineering papers for 20 years makes one wonder what else hasn't appeared. Bioengineers saying "we know what we're doing" should now be humbled. The article is a wakeup call.

TERRY MOORE, CORVALLIS, ORE.
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Author:Moore, Terry
Publication:Science News
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Date:Jul 24, 2004
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