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Cloned GM sheep with roundworm gene to produce 'healthy fat' in meat
04-26-2012, 01:25 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Would you eat it? fatman.gif


Scientists there have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a ‘good’ type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

‘Peng Peng’, which has a roundworm fat gene, weighed in at 5.74 kg when it was born on March 26 in a laboratory in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

Du and colleagues inserted the gene that is linked to the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids into a donor cell taken from the ear of a Chinese Merino sheep.

The cell was then inserted into an unfertilised egg and implanted into the womb of a surrogate sheep.

‘The gene was originally from the C. elegans (roundworm) which has been shown (in previous studies) to increase unsaturated fatty acids which is very good for human health,’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...-meat.html

How about eating nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens and leaving the sheep alone! bored.gif
04-26-2012, 02:17 PM #2
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Yeah, they really missed the obvious. We've survived for millions of years without GMO products, now that we have GMO, I doubt if we'll survive another thousand years.

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04-26-2012, 03:21 PM #3
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04-26-2012, 03:33 PM #4
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China has over a billion mouths to feed, I'm sure they'll eat. Going to get interesting when the population gets older and the male/female ratio gets even more acute. Same for India.
04-26-2012, 04:12 PM #5
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I only buy Organic Food these days.

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04-26-2012, 06:00 PM #6
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Us too when possible, but some of the prices here are way over the top. For instance, grass fed organic beef is nearly 40 euros a kilo. gaah.gif

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04-26-2012, 06:08 PM #7
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(04-26-2012, 06:00 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Us too when possible, but some of the prices here are way over the top. For instance, grass fed organic beef is nearly 40 euros a kilo. gaah.gif


Wow, it's much less here




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04-26-2012, 06:21 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, local lamb is not bad and organic too. Around the same price as deep frozen NZ lamb 13.gif


The thing about this whole experiment is it's based on a false premise.

Saturated fats are NOT bad for you!

Quote:The Procter and Gamble started marketing Crisco as a new kind of food -- the first commercially marketed trans fat. Crisco was originally used to make candles and soap, but with electrification causing a decline in candle sales,

Procter and Gamble decided to promote the fat as a “healthier” all-vegetable-derived shortening.

The demonization of saturated fat began in 1953, when Dr. Ancel Keys published a paper comparing saturated fat intake and heart disease mortality. His theory turned out to be flimsy, to say the least, but the misguided ousting of saturated fat has continued unabated ever since. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to come out, as medical scientists have begun to seriously question Keys' findings.

Keys based his theory on a study of six countries, in which higher saturated fat intake equated to higher rates of heart disease. However, he conveniently ignored data from 16 other countries that did not fit his theory. Had he chosen a different set of countries, the data would have shown that increasing the percent of calories from fat reduces the number of deaths from coronary heart disease.

And, as illustrated in the featured article, when you include all 22 countries for which data was available at the time of his study, you find that those who consume the highest percentage of saturated fat have the lowest risk of heart disease.

Furthermore, many have now realized that it's the trans fat found in margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils that is the true villain, causing far more significant health problems than saturated fat ever could!

Still, despite the scientific evidence, the low-fat dogma remains a favorite among most government health authorities. Case in point: the most recent food chart issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in December of last year, recommends reducing your saturated fat intake to a mere seven percent of caloric intake—down from its previously recommended 10 percent…


The USDA's lowered recommendation is illogical when you consider the evidence available today, which supports saturated fat as a necessary part of a heart healthy diet. For example, as discussed in the featured article, a number of indigenous tribes around the world are living proof that a high-saturated fat diet equates to low mortality from heart disease.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...r-you.aspx


The health factor has never been an issue when these mad scientists go wild with their genetic experiments, so why start now. They're in fact making lamb meat less healthy. gaah.gif

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