AR-News: (US) Genetically engineered animals slow to market

Animalconcerns Info info at animalconcerns.org
Sun Oct 5 09:11:56 EDT 2003


WASHINGTON -- The food industry has waited a long time for biotech
products aimed at giving consumers better health and a cleaner
environment. Genetically engineered animals, however, are not what the
industry has in mind.

So far, the biotech products in the marketplace resist pests and tolerate
chemicals, offering benefits to farmers, not consumers.

Still, consumers have come to accept food from genetically engineered
plants. They buy tacos, nacho chips and tofu without thinking twice that
many of them are produced with genetically modified corn and soybeans.

But gene-altered animals? Well, that's a different animal.

full story:
http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/9/080724-8069-010.html

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