Is it any surprise that the swine of biotech and the infiltrated USDA are trying to create GMO pigs?
An unfunded cooperative agreement between the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and a currently unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs by altering a pig’s genome. Yep – GMO pigs are in the making, all because the male pigs have an ‘offensive odor’ that can make their meat ill-fit for market.
Biotech scientists are certain they can create a taint-free boar through a process that edits a pig’s genome rather than introducing any DNA foreign to the species, as has been the case with many GMO experiments like Bt corn or Round Up ready soy. These ‘experts’ feel that by avoiding any interspecies mixing, the pigs would be “much more likely to be approved for human consumption by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies.”
So, when this unnamed company alters a male pig’s sexual organs, who is next in line? A monkey’s’? A human beings’? A mosquito? Oh wait, GMO mosquitoes are already in the making.
In their usual style, biotech scientists try to minimize the possible ramifications of their projects.
Adam Shriver, an ethicist and philosopher of cognitive science at the University of Pennsylvania, has paid particular attention to the boar taint project because “it differs from most proposed applications of genetic modification.” He proposes:
“The main concerns over GMOs wouldn’t really apply in this case. If you combine DNA from different animals or insert new genetic information, you don’t know what the result will be. But in this case, it doesn’t involve any insertion of DNA.”
Yes, just altering DNA. This could likely just be another vile campaign by the US government to alter human DNA.
Take for example the government supported experiment conducted with the help of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations which infected human subjects with cancer cells, or the U.S. military’s research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD since the 1940s. Here is a further timeline on government experiments that smack of altering a pig’s genome, only more insidious.
Let’s simply ask some questions along this GMO-riddled path before allowing anything to pass.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.