Thursday, March 24, 2011

Genetically modified pork

Another Monsanto invention is the "environmentally friendly GMO pig". I don't know about you but just the thought of eating a pig that has had it's DNA altered with bacteria and mice genes doesn't seem like it would be a good idea. Plus the FDA is not going to require labeling of GMO meat. Excuse me! I would like to know what I am buying at the grocery store. Granted the GMO pigs have not been approved yet, but it is looking like we are heading that way. What exactly did they alter? A gene that prevents pigs from excreting phosphorus into their poop. It seems like with this gene alteration instead of excreting it they hold onto it in their bodies. So what will happen if we eat these phosphorus laden pigs if they are approved by the FDA? Phosphorus in small amounts is beneficial to our bodies but what about large amounts wouldn't it be detrimental to our health? I guess if it is approved in 50 years our big human food experiment will give us the answer. I for one will not be partaking.

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Link below for Canadian video on GMO pork:

Click Here: Genetically modified pork: "Mon, Jan 24: Some Ontario scientists are trying ..." (video)
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