Sunday, August 17, 2008

1904 - 2004 U.S.D.A.

United States Department of Agriculture:
From Plant Based Drugs
to GMO Plant Made Pharmaceuticals

I have searched in vein for the cir 1904 USDA paper on growing Coca and other drug crops at the USDA library in Greenbelt, Maryland. Apparantly they do not have a copy.

Below is a USDA conference one century later with a panel about the recent development of Genetically Modified Plants for growing patentable pharmaceuticals, and the paper of one of the panel speakers- a food, drug and insurance attorney from the law firm of Covington & Burling, who, according to a letter dated March 1990 by Dr. Arnold Trebach and Kevin Zeese of the Drug Policy Foundation, was "assigned to take primary responsibility for advising the Foundation", as reported here.

“The (U.S.) Food Industry’s View About the Development of Plant-made Pharmaceuticals and Industrials” by Marialuisa S. Gallozzi

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