Oct 152012
 

Babies are often allergic to cows’ milk. A scientific breakthrough means that may no longer be the case.
But is it right for humans to play with nature to such an extent. And could there be some hidden danger ahead?
In this week’s 6 Minute English, Jen and Neil discuss genetically modified cows.

In what year was the first genetically modified food sold on the market. Was it?
a) 1984
b) 1994
c) 2004

 

 

Vocabulary:
allergy: a condition in which the body has an adverse reaction to something
mild: not severe
immune system: cells and tissues which fight disease and infection
culprits: people or things who cause trouble or commit crime
genetically modified: having had its genes changed to enhance better qualities
spectacular: amazing
unethical: morally wrong
side effects: additional consequences to those expected

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