Skip to comments.U.S. regulators allow genetically modified cotton as human food source
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.
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I knew it, I should have listened to Milo and put my
money in Egyptian cotton...
Good for agriculture. Itll be banned by the EU though.
Isn’t cotton racist? Are we allowed to say that?
Chocolate covered cotton, the men will love it. It’s good for the syndicate!
Eating cotton! It’s bad enough shrinking with advancing years. Now, I’ll also have to avoid hot baths.
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.
Paging Milo Minderbinder.
I was just thinking that.
What was that from?
It’s called cotton candy.
If you don’t like it, you’ll be spitting cotton before you know it.
The funny thing about this variety is it comes out black and can only be picked by whites.
The only edible thing from cotton that I have heard of is “Crisco”, cotton seed oil.
But now you can eat and floss at the same time.
That was fast....
Cotton candy? That’s raciss!
I wonder if this means edible panties will actually contain fiber?
Milo Minderbinder would have cornered the market.
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