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Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
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Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
Glowing Green Pigs!

Ok, so now we have proven we have the technology to not only completely monkey around with something's genes to the point that it freakin' glows, but it will also pass on our monkeying to future generations...um, go us? Maybe?

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2008-01-11 17:02
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
I think the term is: Why in ---- would anybody bother with ---- like that? I honestly don't see any point in turning swine green.

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2008-01-11 17:13
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Deros Wrote:I think the term is: Why in ---- would anybody bother with ---- like that? I honestly don't see any point in turning swine green.

Marketting.

No.

Really.

I read an article about the guys doing this a few months ago. They're trying to genetically engineer a pig that, instead of producing the 'normal' type of fat usually found in mammals, and swine specifically, they will store it as an Omega-3/6 acid, like Tuna. They're also trying to tinker with the nutrients and whatnot present in their bodies.

The result? HEALTHY PORK. That's right. Bacon that helps you loose weight. Carnitas that trim pounds and make you feel good.

Will they succeed? I have no clue. The green coloring, however, is NOT a side-effect, it's something they're adding to help market it. Get it? GREEN Ham?

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2008-01-11 17:43
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
*counts to ten to avoid blowing up about the stupidity of the world* Pigs are pigs. Fish are fish. Things WORK that way. The very idea of people messing with it... well, let's just say that it's yet another reason why I shouldn't own a gun. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

EDIT: I had forgetten the "n't" on shouldn't.

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2008-01-11 17:51
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
Yah, IMHO, genetic ethics has it all messed up.

They think cloning a human, normal in every way, just a copy, for which to harvest donor organs, or other life-saving stuff, that's playing god.

But changing a perfectly good animal, for no other reason than to line your own wallet by making it more profitable? That's just fine! Sure! Go ahead!

Back-asswards, if you ask me.

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2008-01-11 18:10
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
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I am not okay with this.Genetic engineering freaks me out, but it's getting to the point where the only way to eat anything in it's natural incarnation is to grow your own organic heirloom produce and raise your own meat from heirloom stocks.

Honey? About that farm in Ohio we've been talking about . . .

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2008-01-11 19:02
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
Deros Wrote:*counts to ten to avoid blowing up about the stupidity of the world* Pigs are pigs. Fish are fish. Things WORK that way. The very idea of people messing with it... well, let's just say that it's yet another reason why I shouldn't own a gun. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

EDIT: I had forgetten the "n't" on shouldn't.

Humans are humans, and dragons are dragons. Things WORK that way. The very idea of souls getting switched...

*insert foot A into mouth B*

Anyway, the article stated the reason they want glowing pigs is so they can transplant organs and keep track of the cells(because they'd glow)
So, you'd get an awesome spleen that turned green in the blacklight.

Other than that, though, if it's not painful for the pig to be florescent, why does it matter? I'd love to be florescent. XD
They're all domesticated animals; it's not like being green is going to limit their survival or anything.
Well, it is, but not any more or less than any pig raised for food or other purposes.

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2008-01-11 22:58
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
simim23 Wrote:Anyway, the article stated the reason they want glowing pigs is so they can transplant organs and keep track of the cells(because they'd glow)
So, you'd get an awesome spleen that turned green in the blacklight.

Ah, must be a different set of green pigs then...which means there's at least TWO sets of green pigs now.

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2008-01-12 0:45
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
I'm not okay with that, also.

If pigs were meant to be green and glow, they'd have been born that way.

And just so you know where I'm coming from, I also don't like humans breeding animals to be different for their own amusement. Have you ever seen a "munchkin" cat? I want to punch the person who decided that was cool so hard.

That's all I'm going to say, because I'm told I'm offensive in large doses.
2008-01-12 3:17
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Re: Green Ham, now where's my damn eggs?!
Kayako Wrote:I'm not okay with that, also.

If pigs were meant to be green and glow, they'd have been born that way.

And just so you know where I'm coming from, I also don't like humans breeding animals to be different for their own amusement. Have you ever seen a "munchkin" cat? I want to punch the person who decided that was cool so hard.

That's all I'm going to say, because I'm told I'm offensive in large doses.

Like I said before, if it's painful for the animal in question, then no way, don't do it.

But if it's not, I really don't see the problem. ESPECIALLY with domesticated animals, as there is no reason it should hinder their survival, because they're being cared for by humans anyway.

And I love "offensive," except in terms of body odor. ^.+

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