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  Cloned cows give GM cheese
Updated 27 January 2003, 15.39
Cows
The world's first cow clones have been created to make cheese-making quicker and easier.

New Zealand scientists say the cows' milk has lots of a protein called casein.

It makes the milk easier to process and more stable when it's heated.

There are nine cows in the herd.

Saving money


Cows have been engineered before to make proteins for medicine, but this is the first time the milk's been genetically modified.

The scientists hope the breakthrough will save lots of time and money for the cheese industry.

But people who are against GM foods think this kind of thing might not be safe to eat because things have been chemically changed.

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