Enviropig Featured on National News

January 24, 2011 - In the News

U of G's Enviropig, the first transgenic animal created to solve an environmental problem, was featured on Global National Monday night.

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The story featured Prof. Cecil Forsberg, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, who created the technology, and Prof. Rich Moccia, associate vice-president (research) and a professor of animal and poultry science.

Enviropigs have a special gene that enables them to use a normally indigestible form of phosphorus in feed grains. The U of G research has been attracting increased media and public interest lately because of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s action on genetically modified Atlantic salmon. Most recently, Moccia was featured on CBC radio's Ontario Morning Jan. 13. Stories also appeared this month on BBC, ABC News online and in the Daily Mail in London.

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