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Doc

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Maybe they should use all grain instead :p

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Beer giant threatens boycott over 'medicinal' grain

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation's No. 1 buyer of rice as well as its largest brewer, says it won't buy rice from Missouri if genetically-modified medicinal crops are allowed to be grown in the state.

The St. Louis-based beer giant is the latest company to express concern over plans by Ventria Biosciences to grow 200 acres of rice engineered to produce human proteins capable of making medicine.

The company says it is concerned about possible contamination.

Biotechnology firms have been seeking federal approval for outdoor plantings, often called "biopharming" because the idea is to lower drug-making costs by using plants to grow medications.
 

Dunkel_Boy

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My emotions tell me that is amusing!
 

Darren

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Hey,
What they complaining about.
The lysoszyme could be good to prevent bacterial infection of the beer if it made it through the boil. :D
 

nonicman

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If they went ahead with the rice, Anheuser-Busch could market Bud to cannibals (or at least synthetic cannibals) :lol:.
 

Kai

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Doc said:
Maybe they should use all grain instead :p
It would be funny if everyone emailed them suggesting they use grain instead. :rolleyes:
 

redbeard

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i think monsanto sued a canadian farmer for "illegally" using patented gm wheat thou monsanto supplied his neighbour not him & cross pollination occured (in the natural way).

i could imagine that Anheuser-Busch lawyers simlarly would want to avoid any chance of gm rice decreasing their profits. human proteins in beer probably isnt good either.
 

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