emc 1 points posted 2 years, 9 months ago

The capability to burn fat to modulate body temperature seems like something many humans would want as well ...

emc 0 points posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Seems like farmers and consumers might be equally on board with the benefit here, which is starting to seem like the equation necessary to make GE more accepted. Though I don't know what GE perception is like in China. Anyone know?

lbt 0 points posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I'd think that genetically modifying animals would be quite a different proposition for consumers than GM crops - i.e. they'd find it scarier - but agree that health benefit could be an angle they'd be willing to compromise on! Growing and selling GMO crops is limited in China just to cotton and soy I think, but government wants to change that and is trying to appeal to the public https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-22/china-pushes-public-to-accept-gmo-as-syngenta-takeover-nears

rob 0 points posted 2 years, 9 months ago

As long as protestors are still burning golden rice, I can't see something like this being accepted into our food system. There's a loud and vocal minority that is against anything GE.

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