Could this DNA actually be used in the cattle market and others as well?
Branding with a hot iron is the usual way of identification of alot of cattle still to this day.
how about some of this DNA mixed in with tattoo ink, and future cattle would only need a small dot tat on their hides. Equipment could be developed to read this tat, and confirm the source of cattle and ownership
and yes I know that I might be thinking way outside of the box.
Speculating as someone with a Genetics degree and more then 15 years in industrial engineering...Yes. Not to diminish the technology in any way, most of what they do is standard Genetic Engineering:
1. Isolating Plant DNA.
2. Cutting them up in small pieces.
3. Mixing the pieces in various mixtures.
4. Making big batches of the DNA mixtures.
5. Creating a database tracking DNA & Customers
Here's where they get into secret sauce, APDN specific tech that gives them the competitive advantage.
6. Putting the DNA in non-toxic capsules to protect the DNA until inspection. You will need to chemically "unlock" the capsule to read the DNA.
Because the DNA capsules are non-toxic, the FDA might approve the Plant DNA & capsule for human consumption. If the FDA does approve using DNA marking, the best place to use the ink would be at the slaughterhouse that already ink the meat as "Grade A", "fIt for human consumption", etc...