Monday, February 22, 2010

Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs - Millions Of Canadians Will Soon Be Eating Mouse/Pig Hybrids

The Canadian government is on the verge of approving the introduction of extremely bizarre genetically modified pigs into the Canadian food supply.  These new mouse/pig hybrids have been dubbed "enviropigs" and are being touted as being much better for the environment.
This new "breed" of Yorkshire pigs was created by scientists in Ontario at the University of Guelph, who spliced in genes from mice to decrease the amount of phosphorus produced in the pigs' excrement.  So soon millions of Canadians will be eating meat from mouse/pig hybrid creatures and most of them will not even know it.  It is expected that approval for this new "brand" of pigs will be sought in the United States as well

The truth is that scientists around the world are now creating bizarre hybrid "animals" on a regular basis.  Over the past couple of decades the field of genetic modification has made extraordinary advances, and now researchers and scientists seem very eager to exploit these new technologies.

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