Author: Beth Kassab
Publisher: Orlando Sentinel
Date: June 19, 2012
It wasn’t so long ago that the lab rat was supposed to displace Mickey as the state’s most important rodent.
Turns out Mickey doesn’t have anything to worry about.
The biotechnology industry and its rats are nowhere close to nudging tourism out of the way as Florida’s big money-maker.
When you consider the $1.5 billion our politicians have thrown at the likes of Scripps, the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and a half dozen more, the results are more disappointing than the returns on Disney’s “John Carter.” Read more here.