Pandora’s Box? FDA Unleashes Gene-Edited Cattle In U.S.

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If you haven’t already figured this out, the FDA has completely caved in to biotech companies bent on reengineering life on earth. CRISPR-edited beef will circle the planet as bull semen is exported and shared. Those genes will mix with other CRISPR varieties to create the ultimate breed: Frankenbeef.

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U.S. regulators on Monday cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle in coming years after the Food and Drug Administration concluded the animals do not raise any safety concerns.

The cattle by Recombinetics are the third genetically altered animals given the green light for human consumption in the U.S. after salmon and pigs. Many other foods already are made with genetically modified ingredients from crops like soybeans and corn.

The cattle reviewed by the FDA had genes altered with a technology called CRISPR to have short, slick coats that let them more easily withstand hot weather. Cattle that aren’t stressed by heat might pack on weight more easily, making for more efficient meat production.

The company did not say when home cooks or restaurants might be able to buy the beef, but the FDA said it could reach the market in as early as two years.

Unlike the salmon and pigs, the cattle did not have to go through a yearslong approval process. The FDA said the cattle were exempt from that because their genetic makeup is similar to other existing cattle and the trait can be found naturally in some breeds.

Dr. Steven Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said the agency’s review of Recombinetics’ cattle took several months. He said there’s no reason meat from the animals or their offspring would need to be labeled differently.

Solomon said a genetically altered animal marketed as having a special advantage — such a higher than normal ability to withstand heat — might need to go through the full approval process.

“This opens up a completely different pathway,” he said, noting the decision could be encouraging for other biotech companies, many of which are small startups.

The gene-edited trait in the Recombinetics cattle can be passed down so semen and embryos from them could be used to produce offspring with the same shorter coats.

The trait will make beef production more sustainable and to improve animal welfare in warmer climates, Recombinetics said in a statement without providing further details.

Greg Jaffe, who specializes in biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said the FDA’s announcement made clear it wasn’t exempting all gene-edited animals from the longer approval process.

“They reinforce the idea that this is a case-by-case review,” Jaffe said.

He said the agency should be more transparent about the review process so people know what’s in the works. That could lead to better public acceptance and minimize any potential economic disruptions from global trade, since other countries might consider the animals genetically modified foods that need to be labeled, he said.

Jaydee Hanson, of the Center for Food Safety, said the agency should keep track of the animals for several generations to ensure there aren’t any unintended issues.

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Kat

Good grief! It’s getting to the point where simply eating a nutritious real food meal is becoming impossible. No thank you, I’ll stick with organic pasture raised and finished meats. They are trying to kill or genetically modify us anyway they can these days.
Stay vigilant and read those labels, by local if you can.
‘Today’s supermarkets have become future food bio-labs.

coronistan.blogspot.com

sick, sick and sick, and all to kill people

elle

Oh! It’s the FDA approving gene-edited cattle for human consumption? Of course, we all TRUST the FDA. Don’t we? I love the new forced covid kill-shots. How did the FDA put that? Oh yes, “these ‘vaccines’ are safe and effective”. We all know they are neither.

Bottom line: The criminal cartel wielding the ax of profit will do anything to make a buck by murdering and injuring humanity to gain planetary resources and control over every living thing.

Coochin kid

Amazing, how science can invent problems so they can con some industry for loot. Cattle are ok with heat, so long as you keep them out of those horrible feed lots, and let them grow in treed pastures. Here in Australia the best and most productive Beef grazing areas are in our tropical North above the tropic of Capricorn

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Anne

As is apparent to some of us. The only possible escape from Franken foods is to grow and produce your own. Even then. I’m not sure if bureaucrats will leave people alone if they were only producing food for themselves.

Alfred

Nothing like cutting corners on something so important, the FDA is no longer there to protect us, but to facilitate corporate malfeasance. Who is to held accountable for health issues the FDA? the biotech corporations? It’s like saying H2O and H2O2 are molecularly similar, but there is no need to do any safety studies on putting it in bottles and letting people consume them. I think all the executives of the biotech companies should let themselves and their families consume it first. so we can sit back and see the effects on them, rather than the other way around.

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[…] If you haven’t already figured this out, the FDA has completely caved in to biotech companies bent on reengineering life on earth. CRISPR-edited beef will circle the planet as bull semen is exported and shared. Those genes will mix with other CRISPR varieties to create the ultimate breed: Frankenbeef. U.S. regulators on Monday cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle in coming years after the Food and Drug Administration concluded the animals do not raise any safety concerns. The cattle by Recombinetics are the third genetically altered animals given the green light for human consumption… Read more »