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Patient receiving GMO pig heart transplant dies

The first person to undergo transplant surgery and receive the heart of a genetically modified (gene-edited) pig died on March 8, 2022. The ground-breaking procedure immediately raised alarm bells in various quarters, with experts from medicine, animal rights, and religion speaking up. Heart patient David Bennett, 57, underwent the operation on January 7 as a […]

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Movement to ban GMO corn imports gains support in Mexico

Mexico has a ban (recently affirmed by the Supreme Court) on growing genetically modified corn, but it still imports 16 million tons, mostly GMO, of it each year from the U.S. The primarily yellow corn is used for livestock fee and industrial use, including making high fructose corn syrup. Farmer Nancy Rojas, spokesperson for the […]

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Patient receives GM pig heart in transplant procedure

For the first time, a heart from a genetically modified pig was successfully transplanted into a human. This “watershed event” could change the way medicine handles organ failure. David Bennett Sr., a 57-year-old man whose advanced heart disease disqualified him from receiving a human donor heart, underwent the operation on New Year’s Eve at the […]

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GM animal-free egg protein set to launch

A new synthetic biology product—egg protein with “no chicken needed”—was announced by Clara Foods in October of last year. The biotechnology company has rebranded itself as EVERY Company; the protein, named EVERY ClearEgg™, uses genetically engineered yeast. One use of the protein is as an alternative to whey, a common beverage ingredient. The Non-GMO Project […]

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China plans overhaul of seed rules to pave way for GM corn approval

In a significant “turnaround,” the Chinese government is overhauling regulations in the seed industry to clear a path for commercial growing of genetically modified corn. The planned revamp, fortified by the Communist Party’s goal to develop a modern seed industry, was announced in December. The revisions mean that several recently approved GM traits could be […]

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