Genetically Engineered Animals

61% of New Zealand's farmers reject GE animals‏

Genetically Engineered Animals

SOURCE: Soil & Health Association of New Zealand & SAFE, both New Zealand
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://safe.org.nz/images.php?oid=5453
DATE: 12.10.2008

Most New Zealanders are strongly opposed to the genetic engineering of animals in New Zealand, with farmers as ardently opposed as the rest of the community, a new survey shows.

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY RESPONDS TO FDA RULES ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS

Genetically Engineered Animals

SOURCE: Wisconsin Technology Network News, USA
AUTHOR: Center for Food Safety, USA, Press Release
URL: http://wistechnology.com/articles/5041/
DATE: 18.09.2008

Washington, D.C. - The Center for Food Safety issued a statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) release of a draft guidance outlining the approval process for genetically engineered (GE) animals. Jaydee Hanson, Policy Analyst on cloning and genetics for the Center for Food Safety, reacted to the FDA draft of the GE animal approval process, issued by the agency today:

SCIENTISTS CREATE PIGS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS IN SEARCH FOR LIFE-SAVING NEW TREATMENTS

Genetically Engineered Animals

SOURCE: The Times, UK
AUTHOR: Mark Henderson
URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article4828185.ece
DATE: 26.09.2008

Pigs have been bred with cystic fibrosis, providing scientists with a powerful animal model that will aid the development of new treatments for the incurable condition.

The creation of the pigs, using genetic engineering and cloning technologies, removes one of the biggest barriers to research into cystic fibrosis.

TEST-TUBE MONKEY BORN

Genetically Engineered Animals

SOURCE: Shanghai Daily, China
AUTHOR: Xinhua, China
URL: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=373493&type=National
DATE: 12.09.2008

CHINESE scientists have bred the country's first testtube monkeys, in the first step toward breeding genetically engineered monkeys for scientific research.

Dr Sun Qiang of the Shanghai-based East China Normal University led the primate research group to create the seven macaques, a type of monkey fond of eating crabs.

DEFORMED CALVES DON'T ENHANCE NZ'S IMAGE, AGRESEARCH

Genetically Engineered Animals

SOURCE: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, New Zealand
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://www.greens.org.nz/node/19715
DATE: 04.09.2008

A huge press statement by AgResearch today in which it tries to justify its application to genetically engineer a wide range of animals, plus human and monkey cells, inadvertently shows sad downsides to GE research such as deformed foetuses and calves.

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