Tempest in a Taco Shell

Killer tacos they ain't. But so hot are the politics of genetically modified food that the folks at Kraft Foods last week took the extraordinary step of pulling tons of innocent-looking Taco Bell taco shells off the shelves. Reason? Someone may have been fooling with their genes.

It was the first recall of what the industry calls GM food--and others call Frankenfood. Critics have long warned that once bioengineered genes get into any part of the food chains there's no telling when they'll turn up on our plates. Sure enough, early last week Genetically Engineered Food Alert, a consumer and environmental...

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