posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:59 AM
While it's true this is not cross-breeding...I'd say it's a hell of a lot more humane to splice in a gene from a plant in an attempt to have a pig,
that in of itself is healthier as well as being healthier for us to eat, than it is to force 2 animals to have sex and produce offspring that cannot
even reproduce themselves. Or to inbreed pets for hundreds of years to keep them 'pure breeds' to the point where they become highly prone to
disorders and diseases.
This isn't genetically forcing a cross-breed of a pig and a plant, nor are they pigs with plant cells. It's taking a single gene found most-commonly
in a plant and seeing if it will take hold in a normal pig's DNA because the gene will change the fat that the pig produces to be a healthier type of
fat (but still fat).
Personally I'd be thrilled for this type of bacon when I'm 80yrs old and trying to stave off a fatal heart-attack while all my elder peers are
drinking their prune juice and bottle of pills for breakfast.
Oil isn't the only resource on this planet that we are overruning in our demand to consume. Yes there are alternate methods to GM in order to
increase our food production, but personally think we should look at using as many of these options as is feasible with GM to complete and increase
the production from these efforts as well. Our population isn't going to start going down, nor is it going to level out. It's going to continue to
increase exponentially and until we start colonizing other worlds, we gotta try to get the most we can from here.
I'd rather not get into the 'God' card that some are throwing around because it would just get even more ridiculous. If your religious rules state
you shouldn't eat pork, then continue not to eat it *shrug*.
edit on 9-5-2011 by Dashdragon because: (no reason given)
9-5-2011 by Dashdragon because: (no reason given)