A genetically modified chicken egg could lead “to cows” as soon as next year, according to the US government.
The US Department of Agriculture has already tested a genetically modified maize egg, but the US Food and Drug Administration said last month it would be “a long time before the technology is ready to use commercially”.
“There is a possibility of cows,” said Dan Eisenberger, a research scientist at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
“The potential of a GM corn egg that’s the same size and composition as a normal chicken egg is a huge opportunity for us to look at.”
He said the egg was “a really exciting technology”, but would be a long way off from being commercially viable.
A GM maize egg has been developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
It is genetically modified with a gene that allows the plant to produce proteins similar to the ones that make up human proteins.
This is the first time that the US Government has allowed the use of GM food.
Eisenberger said the technology could eventually lead to cows, as farmers can harvest their own genetic material, which they can then “fertilize” with GM plants.
But Eisenberger said that would not be for at least a few years.
US President Donald Trump has said he wants to “start a new industrial revolution” and has been vocal about wanting to ban GM crops.
His administration has already been criticized by the American Farm Bureau Federation, which has warned that “corn, soy, and other genetically modified crops could lead directly to the introduction of monocultures”.
“This is not something that we should be pursuing just for the sake of it, but in order to really ensure our food security and to help combat climate change,” Eisenberger told ABC News.
For now, he said, it was a matter of “pessimism” about the technology’s viability.
Scientists have previously tested the use to produce GM crops, including the corn seed that was recently approved by the US for cultivation in the US, which is designed to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup.
Critics of the GM corn technology have also pointed out that the new technology could make the process of producing the seeds easier and more efficient.
One of the biggest challenges in the development of GM crops is finding the genetic material to produce the proteins in the plants.
The US Government’s approval means that the seeds can be grown commercially in the United States, but there are still hurdles to overcome before farmers can produce the food.
The first corn crops have been developed by the University for the last two decades.
They are produced by farmers who have invested millions of dollars into their crops, and the US Department for Food and Agriculture has said that the technology would not work if the seeds are not grown properly.
It is estimated that about one billion pounds of corn and soybean seeds are grown in the country each year, and some US farmers have raised concerns about the risks posed by GM seeds.
There have been more than a dozen lawsuits against the seeds since the US was granted permission to use GM crops in 2003.
Despite the uncertainty about the future of GM seeds, the technology has been welcomed by farmers and many experts, who see the technology as a tool that could help farmers to boost the quality of their crops.
“We know that GM seeds are better than conventional ones, so we can do better with the technology than if we didn’t have it,” said Michael Moore, a farmer and author who wrote the bestseller Seed.
“And GM crops will help us do that.”