Frito-Lay, the big American junk food purveyor, is telling its suppliers not to use genetically modified corn, a change of course that is angering some farmers and pleasing enviros. The company said it is responding to customer worries. Opponents of genetically engineered foods have staged at least 18 night attacks on university and corporate research sites in the U.S. since July. Such acts of anti-biotech crop vandalism have become common in Europe, where resistance to genetic engineering is high, but are relatively new to American soil. Activists have destroyed corn and sugar beet crops, smashed greenhouse windows, spray-painted graffiti, and stirred up other sorts of trouble at research locations in seven states.