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Pork. The other white FISH.

By Andrew Pollack on 03/27/2006 at 02:33 PM EDT

Speaking of transgenic food, some scientists are playing at intelligent design. They've spliced a gene for making oils of the kind fish make -- so called "Omega 3 fatty acids" -- into pigs. Two of the three pigs in the picture below have it. That could be a good thing for humans if it works out to be safe and easy to breed.Picture of pigglets

These Omega 3 fatty acids are what make fish so good for you. Its also the only supplement I take on a regular basis. I can say personally that it prevents me from having muscle cramps and even back spasms as long as I take it once or twice a week. Its also supposed to be good for inflammation and general mood. Its been documented to reduce aggression and anger in addition to aiding memory and focus. I can't speak to those things personally, but I can say without question that its an important part of my diet that I don't get. How cool would it be if your pork chops had this in it. Of course, who would want to eat fishy tasting pork chops?

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re: Pork. The other white FISH.By jenna on 03/08/2008 at 08:14 PM EST
re: Pork. The other white FISH.By kieran on 02/19/2009 at 09:16 AM EST
im consuned that what if the pigs get disseasis from the fish. thats mean

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