As nearly everyone in America must know by now, on June 11 Steven Spielberg will bring to life Jurassic Park, the Michael Crichton thriller about money-mad gene-splicers who use ancient DNA to clone live dinosaurs--which then run amok on a Central American island.
Even before its release, this well-hyped movie has anti-biotech activists in a tizzy. Volunteers from the Pure Food Campaign, led by Washington biotech foe Jeremy Rifkin, plan to picket theaters in 100 U.S. cities. Their flyers feature a dinosaur pushing a grocery basket labeled "Bio-tech Frankenfoods." Their message: "Corporate science" can alter and create life forms with "enormous and frightening" possibilities.