Next time your spouse tells you to put down those pork rinds, you may soon be able to say “I’m just get my vegetables.” Scientists in Japan have successfully implanted Spinach in a pig for the first time to produce a healthier pig. While the industry may be able to drop the slogan “pork, the other white meat” for “pork, the other vegetable.”
In this case, adding the the FAD2 gene converted about a fifth of the piglets’ saturated fatty acids into healthier linoleic acids.
Research team leader Akira Iritani said the pigs with the spinach gene had less fat than normal and was a perfectly functioning living mammal. I fear he is living in a fool’s paradise. We tried messing around with GM alteration with vegetable and came out with “Carrot Top” — widely viewed as an unparalleled disaster in our society.