What do you feel about genetically engineered animals and plants? Do you feel it is morally wrong to “play God” with plants and animals, and feed the result to the people?
**‘Super chicken’ for dinner: FDA to allow genetically engineered animals for people to eat
The FDA today outlined the steps it will take to decide.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press
Last update: September 18, 2008 - 3:07 PM**
WASHINGTON - Super Chicken strutted a step closer to the dinner table Thursday. The government said it will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish, cattle that can resist mad cow disease or perhaps heart-healthier eggs laid by a new breed of chickens.
The rules will also apply to drugs and other medical materials from genetically engineered animals, a field with explosive potential.
U.S. supermarkets currently sell no meat from genetically engineered animals. But a Boston-area company called Aqua Bounty Technologies hopes to win approval next year for its faster-growing salmon and make the fish available by 2011. “It tastes just like any other farm-raised salmon,” said vice chairman Elliot Entis, who has sampled it.