3 J. Food L. & Pol'y 209 (2007)
Show Me No Rice Pharming: An Overview of the Introduction of and Opposition to Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Crops in the United States

handle is hein.journals/jfool3 and id is 213 raw text is: SHOW-ME NO RICE PHARMING:
AN OVERVIEW OF THE INTRODUCTION OF
AND OPPOSITION TO GENETICALLY
ENGINEERED PHARMACEUTICAL CROPS
IN THE UNITED STATES
Jillian S. Hishaw
I.  INTRODUCTION    ......................................................................... 209
II. INEFFECTIVE REGULATORY CONTROLS .................................... 210
III. GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROP CONCERNS ............................. 214
A .  Early  Incidents ...................................................................... 215
B.  The  California  Experience ..................................................... 218
C. The Missouri Welcome and Opposition ................................. 219
D .  The Bayer Lawsuit ................................................................ 223
IV . C ONCLUSION  ............................................................................. 226
I. INTRODUCTION
Farmers in California and Missouri have one thing in com-
mon-opposition to the production of genetically modified (GM)
pharma crops.' A pharmaceutical crop, or pharma crop, is a
plant that has been genetically altered so that it produces proteins
which are used as drugs.2 Pharmaceutical companies can then harv-
est the crop and isolate the proteins, which may be used to make
* Jillian S. Hishaw received her J.D. in 2005 and LL.M in Agricultural Law in
2007, from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Ms.
Hishaw is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and currently works for the Missouri
Department of Conservation. Ms. Hishaw would like to extend special thanks to
Professor Susan Schneider for her devotion in helping her evolve into a more con-
ceptual writer.
1. David Bennett, Ventria BioScience hits roadblocks in Missouri, DELTA FARM
PREss, May 20, 2005, at 16.
2. See Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Safety Act of
2005, H.R. 5267, 109th Cong. § 2(1) (2006).

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