Picture caption: These bulls on a farm in South Dakota were genetically engineered to be prion-free, which can make them resistant to mad cow disease.
The proposed plan might lead to –
• Salmon that grow more quickly and efficiently.
• Goats that produce drugs in their milk or blood.
• Chickens that produce drugs in the whites of eggs.
• Cows that cannot get the brain-wasting mad cow disease.
• Pigs with organs that can be transplanted into humans without rejection.
• Hypoallergenic dogs and cats.
However, these new rules would not require the labeling of meat or milk from engineered animals, something the advocacy group Consumers Union finds “incomprehensible.”
What do you think?