Agency Will Accept Industry Proposals To Sell The Public Animals With Mixed DNA
Two featherless chickens peck around in some grass at the Hebrew University in Rehovot. Israeli scientists at the Agriculture department of the university have genetically engineered bare-skinned chickens as part of a research project to develop succulent, low fat poultry that is environmentally friendly. (AP)
(CBS/AP) The U.S. government will start considering industry proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as human food.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday a government review will ensure that such animals are safe to eat.
Genetically engineered animals are created when scientists insert a gene from one species of animal into the DNA of another animal to reprogam some of its characteristics.