from http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm

or www.fda.gov> hover on left column "animal and veterinary" but don't click, choose GE animals from list in center of page to right of the animal and veterinary arrow. Read this page and go back to all links but then >FAQs. You'll see this:
 
Q: What kinds of GE animals are in development?

A. Many kinds of GE animals are in development. At this time, the largest class of GE animals is being developed for biopharm purposes—that is, they are intended to produce substances (for example, in their milk or blood) that can be used as human or animal pharmaceuticals. Another group of GE animals are under development for use as sources of scarce cells, tissues, or organs for transplantation into humans (xenotransplant sources). Yet others are intended for use as food and may be disease resistant, or have improved nutritional or growth characteristics. And others include animals that produce high value industrial or consumer products, such as highly specific antimicrobials against human and animal pathogens (e.g., E. coli 0157 or Salmonella).

so lets look at this carefully.

Q: What kinds of GE animals are in development?
red = my comments.

A. Many kinds of GE animals are in development. Yay- GE animals are super. They've got a lot already engineered and on the way into the food and into nature if they allow any error of containment. It happened for plants so logic dictates that under the same regulatory practices it will happen for animals. GE animals are out there. ..... please click more- this is sickening and needs to be stopped. The fish is the gateway animal.
At this time, the largest class of GE animals is being developed for biopharm purposes—that is, they are intended to produce substances (for example, in their milk or blood) that can be used as human or animal pharmaceuticals. Drugs are carried in these genes that will get into food and nature with this predictable sloppiness and cavalier attitude. Another group of GE animals are under development for use as sources of scarce cells, tissues, or organs for transplantation into humans (xenotransplant sources). I have mixed feelings on this. If there were precautions and things were understood I would support GE research under strict contained conditions. But I have no trustworthy regulatory practices to assure me. I would like to see improvement first- and very fast so that people can be aided. So far there is no one I'd feel comfortable with experimenting with introducing GE genes in humans to make sure they are not spread by transmission or heritability. Yet others are intended for use as food and may be disease resistant, or have improved nutritional or growth characteristics. And others include animals that produce high value industrial or consumer products, such as highly specific antimicrobials against human and animal pathogens (e.g., E. coli 0157 or Salmonella). If you guys were serious about taking care of disease, you'd stop fostering the multinational corporate take-over of our food supply that creates these microbial problems in things like feedlots and disease ridden monocultures of soy. Crops have become resistant to the toxic chemicals dumped on them and are now showing the signs of being warped by poisoning. Farmers in Iowa have told us the food they grow is going down in flames- low yields, low levels of nutrients, and warped- with swarms of bugs around them like they've never seen before. They sometimes block the light! All the FDA is doing is feeding the problem by squeezing the little farmers out of business and allowing these unsanitary inhumane practices to continue. FDA, we want better from you. We have faith that if you see the light, you can change course. It is up to you- and so it is up to us to put political pressure on you to reflect the needs and demands of the people. GMO food is nonsense. You need to reform and get rid of your chemical/pharmaceutical/industrial giant executives that are taking you in the wrong direction until they take their capital and move it into the true green revolution. The writing is on the wall. The future is clean food. 
 


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