Thursday, April 9, 2009

Animal Engineering

Move over, common sense. Here comes FDA with their latest display of bad judgment.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance on regulating genetically engineered (GE) animals – which pretty much gives producers the go-ahead to make them a reality. The process is already being laid out – companies will have to apply to FDA as if GE animals were new animal drugs before being allowed to put the livestock on the market.

So where’s the nonsensical part? There’s the fact that the long-term health effects for both the animals themselves and the humans who consume them are still largely unknown. And that the agency is considering approving transgenic animals without requiring them to be labeled. But it goes even further, believe it or not. Read the entire article.

No comments:

Share This Post