Human Genes Engineered Into Experimental GMO Rice Being Grown in Kansas
Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human genes. The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology companyÂ Ventria BioscienceÂ is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas â€” and possibly elsewhere â€” and most people have no idea about it.
Since about 2006,VentriaÂ has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this â€śFrankenriceâ€ť and using them in pharmaceuticals. With approval from the U.S.Â Department of AgricultureÂ (USDA),VentriaÂ has taken one of the most widely cultivated grain crops in the world today, and essentially turned it into a catalyst for producing new drugs.