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Frankenpork! FDA Approves Gene-Edited Pigs for Human Consumption

• https://www.activistpost.com, By B.N. Frank

From Futurity:

FDA: People can eat these gene-edited pigs

Posted by David Wasson-Washington State

The United States Food and Drug Administration has authorized gene-edited pigs entrance into the food chain for human consumption—as German-style sausages.

Gene-editing can make changes in an organism's DNA that could occur in nature or through selective breeding but would take much longer without a tool like CRISPR.

The FDA authorization is investigational, and limited to these particular pigs, but shows that gene-editing livestock to quickly produce desirable traits for improved food production is a viable strategy for helping feed the planet's growing population.

"It's important for a university to set the precedent by working with federal regulators to get these animals introduced into the food supply," says Jon Oatley, a professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences in Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "If we don't go through that process, all of the research we're doing is for naught because it will never make it out into the public."


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