Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tuesday's Tip

You knew it was coming.

I'm not as sorry about this one.

Today's tip: say goodbye to the pig.

I know, pork is the heart and soul of much of what we eat in America. Sausage, hot dogs, spiral-sliced honey ham, ham and cheese sandwiches, ribs. And who could forget, my only regret, bacon.

Pigs are not very particular about what they eat. They certainly don't limit their diet to vegetarian fare. They have been known to eat their own young that die from disease. They have a very short digestive cycle which allows most of the toxins to be stored in their fat. As with the shrimp and crabs, they are designed to be garbage disposals. They do their job and do it well.

Pigs are also notorious for being infected with parasites and tapeworms. Well, they do roll around in poop most of their lives. Everyone knows that it is important to cook pork long enough and warm enough to make sure all the parasites and tapeworms have been killed off. If not, you could become infected. Are you feeling lucky?

I'm not. I'm staying away from the pig.


Razor Family Farms said...

I haven't consumed pork in fifteen years and am healthier for it. We use beef bacon and turkey sausage (or venison/rabbit sausage if I'm up to making it).

Excellent post!


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

UGH. I always feel sort of skeevy when I eat pork, and now i know why. I wish I hadn't had those beer brats at lunch today. YUCK.

Having said that, thank you for posting this. Now if I can just talk Kyle into no more (pork) bacon!