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Published today (Monday, 26th June) by Independent Science News

Illegal GE Bacteria Detected in An Animal Feed Supplement 
by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD

Synopsis: Genetically engineered (GE) bacteria have been found in riboflavin vitamin supplements intended for animal feed use according to newly published EU tests. Contamination of any supplements with GE bacteria is illegal in the European Union. Through culturing and DNA sequencing, EU biosafety agencies were able to show that this illegal GE strain was itself a deliberate or inadvertent contaminant since it did not correspond to any strains that the manufacturer claimed to be using. 

The findings, just published in the journal Food Chemistry, were made by regulators from Germany and Italy who were sampling Chinese imports.

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Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

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