Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

Factory hog production in Canada is creating many problems - including serious water pollution due to excessive phosphorus from over-application of manure to farmland. Instead of ensuring policy and regulations prevent such pollution, our government is considering an application by the University of Guelph to approve a genetically modified pig, Enviropig TM, which would excrete less phosphorus. We think this is approaching the problem from the wrong end, and may well be a slippery slope to more widespread genetic engineering of farm animals.

Think

The genetically engineered "Enviropig"

One of most serious impacts of the rapid shift to intensive hog production in Canada is water pollution. By confining and feeding thousands of animals in huge barns, their manure has become a pollutant.

Eat

GMO Pork? No thanks!

There is no genetically modified pork approved for sale in Canada, so far, but most of the pork sold in large grocery stores is produced on factory farms that have significant environmental impacts.

Act

Stop Enviropig approval

If you do not want to have genetically engineered farm animals in Canada's food and agriculture system, it will be necessary to take your concerns into the public sphere and become active.