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02-16-2006, 10:36 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A transgenic green pig jostles normal pigs in Taipei, Taiwan. A research team at Taiwan's leading National Taiwan University succeeded in breeding three male green pigs by injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs. There are partially green pigs elsewhere in the world but those three pigs are the only ones that are green from inside out, including their hearts and internal organs. (01/12/06 AP photo)


I wonder why they would do such a thing? Is the fluorescent green protein at all harmful to them?

Lady's Human
02-16-2006, 10:46 AM
The green color was achieved by genetic modification of the pigs, not just injecting dye into them.


This is a better article explaining it.

But, no sir, no sir, sam I am, I DO NOT WANT green eggs and ham! :D