FDA approves genetically altered pork to be sold at restaurants and grocery stores

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sale of genetically modified pigs at restaurants and grocery stores.

The altered pork, made as German-style sausages, was developed by scientists at Washington State University who used CRISPR to improve genetic traits in livestock.

The team used the gene-editing tool to pass elite DNA from one breeder to several others, which let more males pass on desirable traits and improve food production.

This process could produce livestock that can thrive in harsh conditions – and still provide adequate nutrition for people. 


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