January 17, 2008
Calcium rich GE Supercarrots!
According to a study reported in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have genetically engineered carrots to provide more calcium. From a BBC News article:
". . .Someone eating the new carrot absorbs 41% more calcium than if they ate the old, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study suggests.
The calcium-charged vegetable still needs to go through many safety trials. "These carrots were grown in carefully monitored and controlled environments," said Professor Kendal Hirschi, part of the team at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.
"Much more research needs to be conducted before this would be available to consumers."
Link to the Abstract on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences website.
Link to Professor Kendal Hirschi
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Eeeeeeuuuuw! I'll stick to plain ol' carrots, thank you very much. Ordinary carrots have a long record of safety in the human diet. When will the GM folks understand the principle of "unintended consequences"?
Posted by: Anna salvesen | Mar 23, 2008 8:51:59 AM