The Canadian Guinea Pigs: They'll Try "enviropigs™"

The Canadian government is on the verge of approving the introduction of extremely bizarre genetically modified pigs into the Canadian food supply.  They were also a test market for high oleic oils and the branded "Canola®™", the rapeseed oil they sell as "food"! Rapeseed is not a food! And neither is 'Canola®™"!


A PRO 'Enviropig™' article:

"Therefore the enviropig biotechnology has two beneficial attributes, it reduces feed cost and reduces the potential of water pollution. "

WIKI ifo:

"The Enviropig™ is the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with the capability to digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than ordinary unmodified pigs that was developed at the University of Guelph."

"The Enviropig was developed by the introduction of a transgene construct composed of the promoter segment of the murine parotid secretory protein gene and the Escherichia coli phytase gene."


So what's with this registration of the pig as some new kind of pig? A pig is a pig! Or, is it?


Enviropigs with a Registered Trademark?

It scares me when I see the tag ®™ on an animal!



What's next? Humanity®™?

LeisaWolf LeisaWolf
51-55, F
3 Responses Feb 25, 2010

I will probably have nightmares about this tonight, and the possibilities...envirochickens, envirocows, enviropeople...

A patent, probably, it is a registered trademark, for sure, just like Canola TM.

I'm sure there is a patent on this "life form" also.<br />
Not to long ago, "life" was not patentable...<br />
Sign of the end of times...<br />
Wasn't it in Atlantis that they made people into pigs?