The biotechnology industry met in San Francisco from June 6-9, 2004, to “celebrate the benefits of biotech to health, agriculture, the economy and the environment.” BIO 2004 was countered by an alternative gathering called Reclaim the Commons, from June 3-9. Although BIO’s website claims that the Bay Area “is the world’s leading bioscience corridor,” the Bay Area is also renowned for its recent resistance against global capitalism, protests against destruction of the environment, and the US war on Iraq.
Interviews with Meddle, Starhawk, Luke Anderson and Christopher Peace, organizers of Reclaim the Commons, recorded live on Indynewswire, a new program on Free Radio Santa Cruz. Meddle, Starhawk, Luke and Christopher discussed the upcoming mobilizations.
Luke Anderson, author of ‘Genetic Engineering, Food and Our Environment’