uR6CVT - Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to 'blaming' General 

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to 'blaming'

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’ Media playback is unsupported on your device The EU’s food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries “blaming and shaming” each other, after eggs were found to contain traces of an insecticide dangerous to humans. Vytenis Andriukaitis said EU ministers and regulators should meet urgently. Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have been found to contain fipronil, which is banned by the EU in the food industry. A row has erupted over how long Belgian and Dutch…

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FPwNLE - GM pigs take step to being organ donors General 

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

GM pigs take step to being organ donors The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts said it was a promising and exciting first step. The study, published in the journal…

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