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Soylent Green Anyone?

Published June 25, 2007 Posted by
Wishing for What We Already Have
by Robin Nixon
Genewatch, May-June 2007
"This spring, 450 acres of Kansas will be planted with rice that has been modified to contain human genes. It will look much like any normal field of rice, but the biotechnological innovation within each stalk is being sold as if it were magic from the Land of Oz. Essentially, the Kansas field will be a factory. The machinery is the rice plant itself. The inputs are human genes. The outputs are human proteins — lactoferrin and lysozyme — normally found in breast milk and other secretions, such as tears..." [read more]
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