Wormy Beef?

Chinese researchers claim to have produced calves with higher than normal levels of healthy Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

They accomplished this by “constructed a plasmid containing the codon-optimized gene known as “mfat 1,” derived from Caenorhabditis elegans, a type of non-parasitic nematode”. Then, using “somatic cell nuclear transfer” they transferred the gene into “ the primary fetal fibroblasts”.

I don’t understand all that scientific jargon but I think it’s safe to say that they genetically mixed worm tissue into the beef.  

I don;t care if it’s non-parasitic worms or not, I’d still rather get my extra omega-3’s from grass fed beef.

The report was published in Biotechnology Letters and is available online at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10529-015-1827-z/fulltext.html

rjhdvm@gmail.com