Saturday, December 08, 2007

Roger Beachy

A couple of weeks ago, I heard Roger Beachy, the president of the nonprofit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, speak about genetically engineered crops.
Beachy is a big name in science, and I was excited to be there, especially during the question and answer hullabaloo after his lecture. For example, Beachy and others want to develop more nutritious subsistence crops for the Third World. Do the poor and hungry have a right to use these technologies? Should the developed world create barriers to their access, legislatively or otherwise? Click to read the complete article by Megan McKenzie in the Corvallis Gazette Times.

Stephen Beachy

Beachy is one of several readers who challenged my suggestion of putting a new stadium in the Gateway area closer to Tampa and Clearwater.
You can't fight City Hall, and supposedly you can't fight Wal-Mart, but I admire the folks in Tarpon Springs for insisting that the corporate retail giant not build on the banks of the Anclote River.
Read the complete article, By ERNEST HOOPER, Times Staff Writer St.Petersburg Times
Published November 26, 2007