Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Mystic Mike!

Wasn't I only just predicting that GMO was going to hit the headlines this year when bingo! there's a story about GMO hogs!

Pigs in Canada have been spliced with DNA from mice and E.coli so they are better able to digest phosphates making them cheaper to feed and the resulting slurry lower in phosphates which can lead to eutrophication if allowed to enter water courses.

You could have just fed them a low phosphate diet.

They call them Envropig.

Surely they can come up with a better name than that, right off the top of my head how about PiGMO or GMHog or I can't believe it's not a freak!

Suggestions on a postcard to the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.