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Farm community divided on ‘transgenic’ Enviropig

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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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From the Sarnia Observer:

"The selling point of the Enviropig is the potential to free farmers from the cost of adding phosphorus to feed, something pigs need.

And because more phosphorus is absorbed by the Enviropig, less ends up in the manure where it can leach into waterways encouraging algae to bloom, killing fish and impairing water quality.

The genetic research began in 1995 and the first batch of pigs were produced in 1999.

After years of testing, the only difference researchers have found is the single gene producing the desired enzyme.

"Now, that one gene makes a hell of a lot of difference to some people," Forsberg said.

That includes Sean McGivern, a regional co-ordinator with the National Farmers Union, which recently urged Ontario Pork to pull the plug on the Enviropig.


"Genetically modified pigs threaten to destroy thousands of years of work by Mother Nature on the pig species," McGivern said.

"Once Enviropig is released into the marketplace, there will be no controlling it."

The Enviropig is currently working its way through the regulatory agencies in Canada and the U.S., with the aim of gaining approval for human consumption"

I wonder who is funding the University of Guelph's Dr Frankenstein study? And...funny how food labeling is compulsory ( naturally) yet labeling for GMOs is unacceptable. Why? Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?




posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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Do you know the process of creating these enviropigs?
What exactly do they do to the pigs? Is this actually safe for human consumption?



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