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Gene-Altered Cattle Allowed for Food, FDA

For the first time, the FDA has finally allowed bioengineered cattle in meat market. Named a “low-risk determination”, two gene-edited beef cattle and their offspring can be used for food. According to FDA, the meat products from them imposes low risk to consumers. Genetically-modified animals for food use have been monitored and regulated by the FDA since 2017.

The bioengineered cattle have short hair, slick coat, to help them cope better with the heat. In a report, the FDA said the genetic products are soon used from the two in the global market with select customers. It is expected that their meat will be offered to general customers in two years, said the FDA.

The genes were modified with CRISPR technology by Acceligen, a pioneer in precision breeding.

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By Saha on March 19, 2022

Best Places to Eat in Bangkok

Beautiful food scenes are seen throughout Bangkok, from food vendors preparing tasty food skillfully in front of your eyes to talented young chefs you can see food wonders in your visit to the city. Here’s a glance at the best places to dine and wine. Perhaps one of the city’s oldest food hubs lies in Chinatown.  

On Luk Yun is a place for nice breakfast: soft-boiled eggs, sweetened coffee, buttered toast and sangkaya (which is coconut custard).

For lunch meal, go to Roti Mataba to try pan-fried flatbread filled with spicy mixture.

Another option for your lunch would be in Nusara, where it is a challenge for chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn to satisfy the taste buds of foreign and local visitors. Here visitors can eat traditional Thai recipes and creatively-developed foods with new ingredients and flavors.

For snack lovers, Nai Mong is a place to hit. It features savory oyster pancakes (hoi thod in Thai). Lao Tang, too, serves tender, braised goose meat.   

The street-side restaurant, Jay Fai serves queues of food lovers with drunken noodles (pad kee mao) as well as crab omelet (khai jiew poo). 

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By Saha on January 26, 2022

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