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FDA to review genetically engineered animals

ancientgirl
September 18th, 2008, 09:36 AM
FDA to review genetically engineered animals

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer 43 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The government will start considering industry proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as human food.


The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday a government review will ensure that such animals are safe to eat. Genetically engineered animals are created when scientists insert a gene from one species of animal into the DNA of another animal to reprogam some of its characteristics. For example, fish could be made to grow faster, or hens could be made to lay heart-healthier eggs.

It's unclear how consumers will react to such animals, even with a government seal of approval.

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I find this unbelievably disturbing. It's bad enough most of the animals used for food currently are kept in horrific conditions, I don't even want to think about the treatment of genetically engineered animals.

I'm disgusted.