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A “biodemocracy” protester, dressed as a mutant tomato, dances around a die-in demonstration in front of the National Constitution Center Sunday in Philadelphia Sunday, June 19, 2005. Demonstrators have planned events this week, including a “day of action” on Tuesday, all to coincide with the Biotechnology Industry Organization annual international convention in downtown Philadelphia. Jim MacMillan / PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University. He has been a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Knight-Wallace Fellows, as well as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Swarthmore College. Previously, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press, after which he and his team were awarded The Pulitzer Prize.