The first programme starts by looking at the outlandish creatures that can be produced by sex alone. From the cows bound by twice the muscle mass of their ordinary bovine counterparts, to the chickens that are completely devoid of feathers. All of which are achieved through simple traditional animal breeding or artificial selection.
The film looks at the high tech production of giant GM salmon that could help save our dwindling fish stocks, and GM rice that has been modified to contain carotenoids, precursors of vitamin A, that could help prevent common developing world deficiencies that can lead to blindness.
A double muscle rump
Olivia is a convert, but her co-presenter Giles reserves judgement. He finds that the muscle-bound meat doesn't cut the mustard on the flavour stakes.
Nov 19, 2007, 16:43:26
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