Germany starts trials with medicinal peas
German Biotech company Novoplant plans to carry out field trials with newly
developed medicinal peas, that can be used as raw material in animal feed.
The peas are modified with a gene to produce proteins
that can inactivate E. coli
This feature will be an addition to the animals own immunity and help
animals to better withstand diseases, according to Novoplant. Because we cannot
use antibiotics in feed anymore, such modified crops may be an
The first crops are expected to be available in 2010, says
Dieter Falkenburg, director of the company. More
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