While most of us were worried about genetically modified crops, genetically engineered animals snuck up on us. They are now just a step away from your dinner plate and many manufacturers’ supply chains.
Similar to GM crops, GE animals contain recombinant DNA that gives them novel characteristics. (GE animals are completely different from clones which are simply copies of “conventional” animals.) Companies have developed pigs that produce pork chops with Omega-3 levels equal to fish, salmon that grows much faster than normal, and cows that are resistant to Mad Cow disease.