Monday, July 30, 2007

FDA to Examine GMOs

"This little piggy's manure causes less pollution. This little piggy produces extra milk. And this little piggy makes fatty acids normally found in fish, so eating its bacon might actually be good for you.

The three pigs, all now living in experimental farmyards, are among the genetically engineered animals whose meat might one day turn up on American dinner plates.

Bioengineers have also developed salmon that grow to market weight in about half the typical time, disease-resistant cows and catfish needing fewer antibiotics, and goats whose milk might help ward off infections.

Only now, though, do federal officials seem to be getting serious about drafting rules that would determine whether and how such products can safely enter the nation's food supply."

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