February 2009 Issue
Strange New (Secret?) World of Genetically Engineered Animals
You may have heard of genetically modified (GM) plants—think soybeans—but did you know genetically engineered (GE) animals are coming down the pike? And if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, you won’t know when food from GE animals are gracing supermarket shelves or be able to identify them. That’s because, as it did with plants, FDA put no labeling provision in the recently drafted guidelines for foods from GE animals.
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