Friday, April 29, 2005

Postcards from the P├ętrole Epoque II

GM fears as human liver gene is put into rice
(A)nti-GM campaigners say using human genes will scare off consumers worried about cannibalism and the idea of scientists playing God.
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(Prof Richard Meilan) said talk of "Frankenstein foods" was rubbish and added: "I do not have any ethical issue with using human genes to engineer plants."

Now it is true that an individual gene is kind of a neutral thing. And, humans share lots and lots of genes with every other living critter out there to begin with.

That isn't the point - the point is, this is funny.


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