Healthier Toast

Furryanimal

Y gath o Gymru
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Wales
Tomorrow’s world
Scientists are growing a new strain of wheat in Hertfordshire to make healthier toast. The government-approved programme uses an experimental gene-editing tool called Crispr to block wheat cells from producing an amino acid thought to cause cancer, especially when bread is toasted. Boffins in China and the US have invested heavily in Crispr tech, but strict EU rules on GM foods have slowed research. The UK is using its post-Brexit freedom to push ahead.

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Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
It makes me nervous.

 

Tommy

Senior Member
Location
New Hampshire
I'm not a fan of "genetic engineering".

Think of all of the problems that have been caused by man-made chemical products over the last 100 years because people didn't fully understand the potential harm those chemicals could cause.

Unlike chemical products, genetically modified organisms can reproduce themselves. The complexity of containing and resolving problems is therefore increased by what ... maybe 10 fold? 100 fold? Today we can't even control the spread of naturally occurring invasive species as it is.

The next 100 years should be interesting. :rolleyes:
 

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