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Canada to Approve Genetically
Modified Pigs For The Food Supply

As if it wasn't bad enough that global warming has been exposed as a hoax, the Canadian government is now poised to approve eco-friendly genetically modified (GM) pigs for the food supply.

Sources told the agency Environment Canada will announce approval of the strain known as "enviropigs".

The strain would then need approval from Health Canada before the pigs enter the food market.

The Yorkshire pigs were developed by researchers in Ontario at the University of Guelph, who spliced in genes from mice to decrease the amount of phosphorus produced in the pigs' dung, the report said.

The genetic modification means the new strain of pigs produce 30 to 65 percent less phosphorus in their waste, which has been problematic in surface and groundwater around large livestock operations, Canwest said.

Steven Liss, associate vice-president for research at the University of Guelph, said an application has also been sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but he had no idea how long it would take to get a response.

Genetically modified animals have been created in labs for decades, however their introduction into the conventional food supply has only been accepted (with hesitation) in the last few years in Canada. GM animals present a health hazardous approach to revealing the interplay of what could be dangerous gene expression of a living organism. It's akin to playing roulette with the health of Canadians.

Not only is it dangerous, it's outright irresponsible for the Canadian government to even consider GM pigs for the food supply of its citizens. What's next, GM cows and GM chicken? Oh, actually we already have those. I suppose we shouldn't be suprised since Canada has allowed unlabeled GM foods since 1990. Get with Canada, the government is killing all of us.

Is it any wonder Canadians are sick of their food?

Kelley Bergman is a media consultant, critic and geopolitical investigator. She has worked as a journalist and writer, specializing in geostrategic issues around the globe.



Reference Sources: upi.com

February 24, 2010
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