The fourth quarter 1999 issue of /PR Watch/, published by the Center
for Media and Democracy (Madison, WI), is focusing on the biotech
industry's PR on genetic engineering.
The following descriptive copy comes from /PR Watch/ staffers:
Featured are articles by freelance investigative journalist Karen Charman
who has specialized in agricultural and biotechnology writing since 1985.
Articles included are:
"Force Feeding Genetically Engineered Foods" - An overview of industry PR
"Monsanto and Burson-Marsteller Hire A Consumer Organizer" - When
Monsanto's PR firm Burson-Marsteller needed on-the-ground organizers for
the Chicago FDA hearing it hired Strategic Consulting Group, a bunch of
left/liberal political organizers happy to have the work.
"The Professor Who Can Read Your Mind" - Professor Tom Hoban has been
helping the biotech food industry develop its mind-altering propaganda for
years now. Just don't ask him who pays the bills.
"Biotechnology Will Feed the World and Other Myths" - Add these to the
too-cheap-to-meter nuclear power pitch.
"Saving the World With Pestilent Statistics" - A look at two prominent
propagandists who really know how to fling the junk science - Dennis Avery
of the Hudson Institute and 'junkman' Steve Milloy of
Center for Integrated Ag Systems, UW-Madison
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