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December 15, 2002




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The AgBioWorld Foundation reminds its AgBioView readers to please consider
supporting the foundation -- a 501(c)(3) organization -- through your
contribution in this holiday season!

You can make a tax-deductible contribution using your credit card on our
web site [ http://www.agbioworld.org ]http://www.agbioworld.org (scroll
down to bottom of home page) or by sending a check to:

AgBioWorld Foundation
P.O. Box 85
Tuskegee Institute
Tuskegee AL 36087-0085

As it is our goal to continue running AgBioWorld and its daily newsletter
AgBioView primarily through contributions from individuals and
philanthropic foundations, your support in any amount is greatly
appreciated. Your tax-deductible donation will help continue AgBioWorld's
success in effectively communicating science-based information about
agricultural biotechnology issues around the world, especially the
developing world where this technology is most needed.

Thank you,

C.S. Prakash
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AgBioWorld Foundation
P.O. Box 85
Tuskegee Institute
Tuskegee AL 36087-0085, USA


About the AgBioWorld Foundation

The AgBioWorld web site, discussion group and expert contacts network were
launched in January, 2000 by Professor C.S. Prakash, PhD and a small group
of volunteer experts in scientific research, communications and public
policy. Formally established as an independent non-profit foundation in
2001, the project was born out of an absence of effective participation by
credible academics, scientists and other respected experts in the public
dialogue, online environment and resulting media coverage regarding
agricultural biotechnology.

Since its inception, AgBioWorld has grown to a network of over 4,000
scientists, academics and others committed to participating in an informed
and effective public dialogue regarding agricultural biotechnology. More
than a dozen Nobel Laureates, former presidents, senior government
ministers and diplomats, and scores of other world scientific and public
policy leaders have lent their names and time to this effort.

Its aim has been to provide information to and from scientists and
academic experts, policymakers, journalists, opinion leaders and the
general public on the relevance of agricultural biotechnology to
sustainable development. The results have been significant.

* Today the AgBioWorld web site and online discussion group are viewed as
the leading and most influential daily source of independent and informed
dialogue on issues associated with agricultural biotechnology.

* Dozens of leading journalists-from the New York Times and Wall Street
Journal to the South China Post and Pravda-are among the more than 3,000
subscribers to the daily AgBioView online discussion service. And,
hundreds of other journalists, opinion columnists and editorial writers
access AgBioWorld's online resources and scientific expert contact lists.

* Since its launch, AgBioWorld experts have been cited in thousands of
media reports and by virtually every leading world media outlet,
including: the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle,
Time magazine, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Reuters, Newhouse News, Le
Monde, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Environment News Service, New
Scientist, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line, Observer of Business
and Politics, Economic Times, Guardian, Business Day, South China Morning
Post, Africa News, and the journals Science and Nature, among others.

* Over 1,000 web sites, ranging from such global public policy groups as
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. and the European
Commission to education and research centers around the globe, link to the
AgBioWorld web site as a respected resource for information.

* AgBioWorld representatives have participated in dozens of international
forums and public policy events including the World Summit on Sustainable
Development, Biosafety Protocol negotiations, Codex Alimentarius
Commission meetings, World Trade Organization forums, and the FAO World
Food Summit.

* Dr. Prakash has also spoken on agbiotech issues in dozens of countries
and at influential gatherings including the United Nations, the Vatican,
U.S. National Association of Governors, U.S. Congress, the World Trade
Organization, and many others.

* The AgBioWorld network has quickly mobilized scientific experts to add
rational and informed participation and content to fast-breaking news and
hot topics including the Monarch Butterfly and Mexican Maize media
frenzies with such dramatic results as the disavowal by one prestigious
scientific journal of published research demonstrated to be flawed.

The AgBioWorld Foundation strives to support effective and informed voices
in important public dialogue and resulting public policy decisions
associated with agricultural biotechnology.