The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.

The laboratory-created rice contains some of the proteins found in breast milk and saliva.

Its US developers, Ventria Bioscience, say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, which is a major killer in the third world.

Ventria Bioscience has been given approval to grow 3,000 acres of the rice in Kansas.