Cheese to Please?
NZ scientists at the Ruakura Research Centre in Hamilton in a radical innovation have genetically modified cows to produce high-protein milk for the country’s cheese industry. The altered protein-levels would allow cheese-makers to produce more from the same quantity of milk, and at a significantly faster rate. Like all things GE the advantages are not undisputed: Greenpeace spokesman Steve Abel: “Consumers have rejected GE food crops the world over, GE dairy products will most certainly meet the same fate. There is no point producing something that nobody wants to buy.”