Production has recently been approved in Canada for a genetically engineered pig that will produce a more eco-friendly waste—opposed to the sulfur-ridden, earth-hating fecal matter and urine that the pigs produce now.
But it is not the wonderful, magical animal’s fault. Domestic pigs can’t help but produce exorbitant amounts of sulfur due to their inferior diets of corn and grain which are partially indigestible by Porky.
Our guess as to why the effort to solve this problem is to modify the pig and not the feed is due to influence from The Corn Refiners Association. You might remember them from those obnoxious pro-corn syrup commercials that tried to convince us that high fructose corn syrup is natural and therefore harmless.
Here at foodiggity, we are on board with anything that supports sustainability. However, if you are going through the trouble of genetically modifying pigs, couldn’t we make it so that bacon already has the brown sugar and maple syrup on it?
They get a little more science-y about it over at Discover Magazine.