Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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When is a soybean not a soybean? To many people in Britain, the answer is clear: When it's been genetically modified (GM). A raging debate in Britain over GM food - focused on soybeans - has created a global concern about the safety of designer food coming out of gene- splicing labs. Many food scientists are trying to calm public fears, which are strongest in Europe.

Ping-Pong warmed up US-China ties, and now Major League Baseball will bring Mexico and America closer. Quote of note: "We view Mexico as our home." San Diego Padres vice president Mike Dee.

Britain and Iran are taking innovative steps to curb rising drug problems. South Africa's first big election since the post-apartheid one in 1994 may center on rising crime and basic needs. - Clayton Jones World editor FOLLOW-UP ON MONITOR STORIES *RAMBLERS' RIGHTS: A Jan. 11 Monitor story told of a growing legal dispute between rural landowners in the United Kingdom and people who stroll on those lands in a long-held tradition. …

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