FDA finds surprise in gene-edited cattle : Antibiotic-resistant, non-cow DNA

FDA finds surprise in gene-edited cattle : Antibiotic-resistant, non-cow DNA

Sam Bloch

New Food Economy

How do you get a better cow? You breed it. For decades, cattle ranchers, dairy farmers, and others have relied on a billion-dollar animal genetics industry to get fitter, happier, and more productive livestock, working with specialists to find the best parents in the barn, and paying top dollar for elite semen. It’s a costly process, and some farmers mate selectively for generations before the whole herd comes out right.

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