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The New York Times reports that while there remains some controversy about genetic engineering, scientists believe that it could help people who are allergic to foods like wheat, rice and peanuts.

There are concerns that genetic modification could, in fact, add new allergens to the food supply.

It is hoped by some researchers that this sort of use for genetic modification could help counter the naysayers about the technology.
KC's View:
We’re glad another potentially positive aspect of biotechnology is being identified, but we’re dubious about the likelihood that it’ll change any minds that already are made up. It’s the undecided constituency that will be swayed by news like this, not the hard-core (on either side).