Douglas R. Johnson, Ph.D, the executive director of the Maine Biotechnology Information Bureau, decries activist efforts to derail Maine’s burgeoning biotech industry. Johnson hits the nail on the head by recognizing that the battle over genetically improved foods isn’t just political, it is economic. Johnson notes that activists are being bankrolled by the organic industry because, “If people can be convinced that biotech foods are unsafe, sales of organic foods, which prohibit biotech ingredients, will skyrocket.”