Genetic Modification of Human Embryos Creates "Big Mac Eaters"

Written by Felix Minderbinder

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

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Genetic burger addict

NEW YORK (FMLiveWire) - Scientists employed at McDonald's Corporation have for the first time genetically altered a human embryo to make the grown person prefer Big Mac hamburgers produced by McDonald's restaurants.

"Corporate designer babies have now arrived," said Dwight Demento, lead scientist on the McDonald's team that achieved the scientific breakthrough. "We are very proud of this achievement which will create a new generation of dedicated consumers."

Corporate scientists can now insert genes into embryos to produce babies with cravings for particular corporate products like hamburgers, cigarettes, or booze.

"Imagine how many extra McDonald's hamburgers that kid will buy over his or her lifetime thanks to that extra burger gene," gloated Demento.

"As this child grows up, he or she will know the delights of eating Big Macs and other fine McDonald's products. The kid will need to eat at least three Big Macs per week or die of malnutrition thanks to the new gene."

Kathy Krudson, director of the Pop Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, said she's not troubled by the work.

She said the idea of successfully modifying babies by inserting genes is a "worthy achievement and can boost the profits at American companies."

"Now that we have this technology in hand, families and other brokers like us will be able to get millions of dollars in corporate sponsorships for each baby that is modified," she said, adding that "it would be ethically unacceptable not to do this."

--Copyright Felix Minderbinder Live Wire

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