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  • n. A genetically modified Yorkshire pig that produces phytase in its salivary glands and can thus digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than ordinary pigs, allowing for cheaper feeding and reduced phosphorus pollution.

Etymologies

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enviro- +‎ pig

Examples

  • The Enviropig is a genetically enhanced line of Yorkshire pigs with the capability of digesting plant phosphorus more efficiently than conventional Yorkshire pigs.

    BBC News - Home

  • Canadian researchers have asked the FDA to approve their "Enviropig," a pig genetically engineered to produce manure that is less polluting.

    Don't Be Afraid of Frankenfish

  • Scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, have asked the FDA to approve their "Enviropig," a hog genetically altered to produce environmentally friendly manure.

    FDA considers approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption

  • To those who have campaigned so long and hard against the introduction of Genetically Modified GM crops, the notion of genetically engineered animals, such as Enviropig and fast-growing GM salmon, is a new front in a long war.

    BBC News - Home

  • Nat'l Geographic, a few more: "Enviropig" and its pork to be the most significant transgenic food yet?

    Knight Science Journalism Tracker

  • Canadian researchers have developed Enviropig, a line of genetically engineered Yorkshire pigs that can digest phosphorous more efficiently than traditional Yorkshires.

    Sarah Parsons | Inhabitat

  • And in the next few years new science may provide genetically modified apples that don’t turn brown, rice that helps build up vitamin A, even an “Enviropig” which produces less phosphorus in its manure.

    Do You Know How Many Genetically Modified Foods You're Eating? 8 to Pay Attention To

  • The Enviropig, a trademarked pig that has been genetically modified to excrete less polluting phosphorous in its faeces, has been developed by researchers in Canada.

    GM food battle moves to fish as super-salmon nears US approval

  • Enviropig, which some critics have already dubbed "Frankenswine," is still under review by two Canadian regulatory agencies, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

    Gene-Altered Fish Closer to Approval

  • Approval of the company's application would open the door for a variety of other genetically engineered animals, including an "Enviropig" being developed in Canada that has less-polluting manure or cattle that are resistant to mad cow disease.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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  • Yorkshire, but not Yorkshire dialect.

    February 11, 2011