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16 March 2012

Allergy-free eggs?

Remember the news stories about research on generically modified peanuts and hypoallergenic peanuts?  These links will refresh your memory: USDA Developing Low-Allergy Natural Peanut and North Carolina Agricultural and Tech reports progress on hypo-allergenic peanuts.

Now enter...(drum roll please!!) the allergy-free egg. That's right,  researchers in Australia are hard at work on creating eggs that are "allergy-free" to eat and for use in vaccines. Please see this article for a little more info: Researches work to develop allergy-free eggs.

What do you think? Good idea? Would you eat them?


ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

No I would not eat them (I almost slipped into Dr. Seuss with this... :D). Not only because I'm not sure I would trust the "no allergy" egg, but I don't think "Franken food" is healthy. The long term effects of eating food developed in a lab is scary to me. We can live without eggs.

Dorothy-Life With Boys said...

i don't know that I'd let my egg-allergic child eat them until his allergist could convince me that they were completely safe! Plus, I'm not a fan of GMO anyway. But it's very interesting research.

Marci said...

Trying to eliminate GMO's, so probably not!

sue said...

Sounds like a good idea...and yet I feel that all that engineering is what started all these allergies in the first place. So, no, I would not eat them.