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Broiler Husbandry / Egg Production / Animal Feed Safety
on May 4, 2015

GMO poultry feed does not alter chicken or eggs

Poultry completely digest the novel proteins coded for by genes inserted into genetically modified corn and soybeans included in poultry diets and these proteins are not found in chicken meat or eggs.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have new DNA fragments (genes) inserted into their genomes by scientific techniques so that they exhibit a desirable trait not normally found in this organism. The inserted genes will code for specific proteins, and it is the proteins that actually allow the organism to exhibit the…

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