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Genetically modified cows

Some cows

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.

This week's question:

In what year was the first genetically modified food sold on the market. Was it?

a) 1984
b) 1994
c) 2004

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


Genetically modified cows

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a condition in which the body has an adverse reaction to something


not severe

immune system

cells and tissues which fight disease and infection


people or things who cause trouble or commit crime

genetically modified

having had its genes changed to enhance better qualities




morally wrong

side effects

additional consequences to those expected



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