The StarLink Case: Issues for the Future

The StarLink Case: Issues for the Future

The discovery of StarLink corn in the human food supply was a seminal event in the evolving response of the American public to agricultural biotechnology. StarLink, a type of bioengineered corn that produces its own pesticide and was approved only for use in animal feed, ended up in many products, causing a massive recall of tortillas, corn chips and other corn-based products just over a year ago.

This event and its aftermath received extensive publicity and heightened public awareness of the presence of biotechnology-derived foods in the American food supply.

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37 Researchers Working to Transform Biomedical Science

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Biomedical researchers are on the front lines of scientific innovation. From responding to global pandemics to pioneering lifesaving cancer treatments, these researchers push past scientific boundaries to solve pressing health challenges. For nearly 40 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported more than 1,000 early-career biomedical scientists committed to this discovery.

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.