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  • n. Plural form of Enviropig.


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  • The so-called "Enviropigs" - the world's first transgenic animal created to solve an environmental problem - were created in 1999 with a snippet of mouse DNA introduced into their chromosomes.

    The Greenpeace weblog

  • The group was specifically targeting Enviropigs - genetically modified pigs created by the university to digest phosphorous in its feed differently than normal pigs in hopes that this would make them cheaper and easier for farmers to raise and better for the environment.

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  • Canada has approved only limited production of the Enviropigs, in controlled research environments.


  • The Enviropigs will be raised only in controlled research settings in Canada for now, and experts say transgenic pork won't be landing on your plate anytime soon; the new biotech pig will face years of safety trials to see if it should be approved for commercial production and consumption in the United States and Canada.

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  • The phytase enzyme has been passed down successfully in eight generations of Enviropigs with no change in gene structure.

    Fast Company

  • The Enviropig is now on its way to landing on Canadian plates, with Environment Canada recently determining that the Enviropigs are in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and therefore can be produced outside of the research context in controlled facilities.

    Signs of the Times

  • Enviropigs will no doubt soon appear as bacon, sausages and ham on grocery store shelves.

    Signs of the Times

  • Enviropigs have been under development for well over 10 years, with the aim that they could be one day be sold to commercial hog farmers.

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  • Experiments have shown that Enviropigs are as healthy as conventional pigs and that the phytase production gene passes along well from one generation to the next.

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  • Liss concedes there will always be a certain segment of the population that will never accept the technology behind Enviropigs.

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