Season 28, Episode 17 Harvest of Fear

First Aired: April 25, 2001

"Frontline" and "Nova" team up to "disentangle" a biotechnology controversy in a report in which scientists, activists and industry representatives explore the safety of genetically modified foods; whether scientists are "tampering with nature" in devising them; whether they cause (or could cause) "biological pollution"; and whether, in fact, they're even necessary. Says 1970 Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug, "most of the people opposing biotechnology have never known hunger."

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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