Editorial: No genetically modified peas please

时间:2019-03-02 03:13:03166网络整理admin

SURPRISING results from Australia have resurrected questions about the safety of genetically modified crops – in this case a variety of GM peas. Researchers found that the peas triggered allergic reactions in mice. This was a surprise because the only extra gene in the peas was that for a protein found in beans, in which it does not cause allergic reactions. Stranger still, the amino acids within the proteins were identical in both legumes. Yet when the researchers looked closer, the two proteins had subtly different arrays of sugars attached to them,