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
They will be an addition to the animals own immunity and
help animals to better withstand diseases, according to Novoplant.
Because antibiotics cannot be used in
feed anymore, modified crops like these may be an alternative.
first crops are expected to be available in 2010, says Dieter Falkenburg,
director of the company.
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