Tuesday, 02 October 2012
in the view of a leading specialist in children’s allergies, “probably the worst-case scenario for most of our patients.”
NOTE: News of the GM cow “breakthrough”, in terms of “hypo-allergenic milk” for allergy sufferers, particularly children, is everywhere at the moment in the world’s media. For instance, Reuters is reporting, Genetically engineered cow makes anti-allergy milk. Yet it turns out that this milk while having a reduced level of one allergy causing protein has nearly double the level of another, making it in the view of a leading specialist in children’s allergies, “probably the worst-case scenario for most of our patients.” That, though, is not how it is being reported. Just like so many other GM miracles. It is even being used to support calls to speed up the approvals of GM animals.
EXTRACT: For reasons the scientists do not understand, the milk contains elevated levels of a group of other proteins called casein, which also can trigger an allergic reaction… Dr. Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, said he doubted the milk in the study would help his patients. Though it’s true that many children can’t tolerate BLG, they usually are allergic to a variety of milk proteins, including casein. The higher casein therefore presents “probably the worst-case scenario for most of our patients,” he said.