8 Genetically Engineered Foods to Watch For
Backstory: In 1999, scientists at the University of Guelph, Ontario, added DNA from a mouse and from E. coli bacteria to a Yorkshire pig embryo to create “Enviropig”: so named because it is able to better digest plant phosphorus and produces 30 to 70 percent less phosphorus in its manure, potentially reducing pollution that can cause algal growth, fish kills and unpotable water.
The Latest News: Enviropig has been approved for limited production (though not as food) in Canada and is under review by the FDA. It’s not likely a decision will be made on Enviropig until after the AquAdvantage salmon case has been decided.
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