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U.S. regulators allow genetically modified cotton as human food source
Reuters ^

Posted on 10/11/2019 2:49:14 PM PDT by ameribbean expat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light for genetically modified cotton to be used for human consumption, paving the way for a protein-packed new food source - edible cottonseed that tastes a bit like chickpeas - that its developers said could help tackle global malnutrition.

The Food and Drug Administration's decision on the cotton plant developed by Texas A&M University scientists means it is allowed as food for people and all types of animals.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist Keerti Rathore said the scientists are holding discussions with companies and hope to have the plant commercially available within about five years. Rathore said the team also will explore seeking regulatory approval in other countries starting with Mexico.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: cotton; food; geneticallymodified; gmcotton; gmfood
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Cotton mouth.
1 posted on 10/11/2019 2:49:15 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

I knew it, I should have listened to Milo and put my
money in Egyptian cotton...


2 posted on 10/11/2019 2:52:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ameribbean expat

Good for agriculture. It’ll be banned by the EU though.


3 posted on 10/11/2019 2:54:53 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ameribbean expat

Isn’t cotton racist? Are we allowed to say that?


4 posted on 10/11/2019 2:55:35 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: ameribbean expat

Chocolate covered cotton, the men will love it. It’s good for the syndicate!


5 posted on 10/11/2019 2:56:37 PM PDT by The Louiswu (MAGAa)
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To: ameribbean expat

Eating cotton! It’s bad enough shrinking with advancing years. Now, I’ll also have to avoid hot baths.


6 posted on 10/11/2019 2:57:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Why is this news? I’ve seen cotton candy sold my entire life, and even enjoyed eating when I went to the county fair as a child.


7 posted on 10/11/2019 2:59:01 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: The Louiswu

Paging Milo Minderbinder.


8 posted on 10/11/2019 3:00:35 PM PDT by sevlex
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To: The Louiswu

I was just thinking that.

What was that from?


9 posted on 10/11/2019 3:03:18 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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It’s called cotton candy.


10 posted on 10/11/2019 3:03:27 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: The Louiswu

[syndicate]

SCTV?


11 posted on 10/11/2019 3:03:45 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: tet68; Yossarian
"I knew it, I should have listened to Milo and put my money in Egyptian cotton..."

Pinging Yossarian...

12 posted on 10/11/2019 3:05:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ameribbean expat

If you don’t like it, you’ll be spitting cotton before you know it.


13 posted on 10/11/2019 3:06:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent.)
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The funny thing about this variety is it comes out black and can only be picked by whites.


14 posted on 10/11/2019 3:07:37 PM PDT by fruser1
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The only edible thing from cotton that I have heard of is “Crisco”, cotton seed oil.


15 posted on 10/11/2019 3:08:08 PM PDT by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

But now you can eat and floss at the same time.


16 posted on 10/11/2019 3:17:28 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: tet68

That was fast....


17 posted on 10/11/2019 3:27:25 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches, and get with what's real.)
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Cotton candy? That’s raciss!


18 posted on 10/11/2019 3:36:45 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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I wonder if this means edible panties will actually contain fiber?


19 posted on 10/11/2019 3:50:44 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: tet68

Milo Minderbinder would have cornered the market.


20 posted on 10/11/2019 3:50:55 PM PDT by fhayek
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