By now you’ve probably heard that the world’s biggest food producer is moving its headquarters to China, and that its latest crop of genetically modified corn is almost ready to be tested for its health effects.
But the news about this new strain of the dreaded, highly contagious and highly contagious parasite is still far from over.
It’s not just the news that’s alarming.
Scientists have discovered a new strain that causes the dreaded disease that’s already been spreading around the world, and it has no human victims.
And despite the fact that it’s only been in Australia for just over a year, the news has already sparked fears among some residents and politicians.
In a country where we have never heard of the disease before, this is something that people are now worried about, not only for themselves, but for the rest of the world as well, says John Stoltenberg, the chief executive of AgriSolutions, a global research company that specialises in genetic engineering.
It’s not like there’s any new gene that’s emerged that we haven’t seen before.
But it’s quite a different animal.
And it’s very, very, new to us.
It has not been known that it exists in humans, so it’s something that we are very keen to study more and more.
“The new strain, named “Fraz-A,” has been isolated from a lab rat strain, according to AgriWorks, which is one of the few firms that can test for this particular parasite in real time.
What’s happening is that these rats are being fed genetically modified maize with an antibiotic that prevents it from infecting their intestinal cells.
If the test results are positive, the plant is cleared for human consumption.
But if the test is negative, it can’t be grown commercially in Australia.
So far, only two strains of the clostidome-defining, MRSA-resistant strain have been found in humans in Australia; the other is from China.
He was part of a team that found that the plant can prevent MRSA from growing in the intestines of rats fed the GM maize. “
It’s been quite a wild ride so far,” says Andrew Ritchie, a bioengineer at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
He was part of a team that found that the plant can prevent MRSA from growing in the intestines of rats fed the GM maize.
“[But] we also found that when we tested these plants in human rats, the MRSA was completely wiped out,” he says.
When I think about this, I’m very, extremely worried, and I’m really hopeful.
The Australian Government has given AgriSolabs permission to start commercialising this strain, and there are signs that it could be rolled out across Australia as early as next year.
Ritchie, who is also part of the company that developed the new maize, hopes that Australia will be the first country to begin using this new genetic technology, as the UK, which has already introduced a similar technology into its agricultural sector, has already.
But this is just the beginning.
“The real game changer is the fact it’s happening in Australia,” says Ritchie.
This is a big deal.
I’m not sure we’ve ever seen something like this before, where we’re getting into a whole new field where we can potentially control this disease, which means we can get a huge boost in our agricultural output.
“The other major hurdle is how to stop it spreading in Australia and elsewhere.
For starters, the strain has not yet been detected in humans or livestock.
While the UK has already tested the crop for MRSA, it is not a common occurrence.
Furthermore, the disease is not transmitted through blood.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences found that in humans who had received the GM corn, there was no evidence of transmission of the MRSE from their blood.
Dr Stroud says the UK study did not include people who had had a blood sample taken, and so is not yet able to tell if people had consumed the corn. “
So it’s really hard to get an accurate picture of whether or not people have eaten it.”
Dr Stroud says the UK study did not include people who had had a blood sample taken, and so is not yet able to tell if people had consumed the corn.
“We don’t know if they ate the corn, we don’t have an accurate blood test for it, so we have no idea what they were eating.”
What we do know is that some people in the UK and Australia are still catching the disease.
According to Dr Stroud and others, the number of cases has actually dropped over the past two years