Mine's a pint of GM
Breakthroughs, tips and trends: October 25th - Times Online
BEER drinkers could get many of the health benefits that wine sippers enjoy, thanks to genetic-engineering students at Rice University, Texas.
They are adding genes to brewer's yeast, so that during the brewing process the fungi should produce resveratrol, the chemical in wine that has been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab tests.
The “BioBeer” is an entrant in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Prize in Massachusetts next month.
Ouch, the clash between "healthy food" and GM fiddling (and beer) - it must be frying some brains out there - luckily not mine. As GM foods increasingly provide boosts for health, whether the trivial beer for Texans (Do Texans actually know what beer is?) or real vitamin advantages for the third world then these clashes will become more frequent and important.
It is important that we should stand up for what is right now to counter the shrill condemnations by the eco-luddites.