GM crop project scrapped after mice made ill
Australia: "The CSIRO [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation] says its decision to abandon a project involving genetically-modified (GM) field peas proves safeguards around the technology are working.
"CSIRO scientists had successfully developed a GM field pea which proved almost completely resistant to insect attack.
"It promised to be a boon for the $100 million a year industry but now it has been discovered mice fed the modified pea became sick.
"The mice developed lung inflammation and the CSIRO decided to abandon the project."
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