Genetically modified pork declared safe by FDA

The second approved GMO animal after salmon, genetically modified pig was approved by the FDA for human food, and in addition for medical use. However, raising these pigs does not happen on a large enough scale for meat consumption yet. The meat may be interesting for people allergic to alpha-gal, a sugar in red meat that can cause allergic reactions in pre-disposed people, often triggered by tick bites. There is potential use for the GM pigs to grow transplantable organs for humans. Tests need to be done to verify these potential uses.

No GM animal products are approved in the EU market.

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Posted on 8 January 2021