February 13 2019
FrankenSwine: Genetically Modified Super-Sized Swine – Lean and Mean Bacon for Porkers
Mutant pigs will soon muscle their way onto the dinner tables of China – after the nation fell out of…
Mutant pigs will soon muscle their way onto the dinner tables of China – after the nation fell out of love with fatty meat. The news comes after China’s Ministry of Agriculture announced hefty hogs have fallen out of fashion due to demands for lean meat.
And that leaves the barn door open for double-muscled pigs already being bred in Asia to fill the gap in the market.
Farmers in Cambodia are flogging the breed’s semen across the continent to those looking to cash in on the ‘Frankenswine’ frenzy.
Scientists in South Korea were credited with originally genetically-engineering the mighty hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis.
They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing much more meat with a lot less body fat.
Jin-Soo Kim, a biologist at Seoul National University said this way you can quickly create the perfect leaner pig for slaughter.
He said: “We could do this through breeding. But then it would take decades.”
However, not everybody is a fan of the mutant porkers.
PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi told Sun Online: “Hulk-like pigs are the stuff of nightmares, not meals, and those who are genetically engineered are also likely to be born with painful health issues.
“When South Korean and Chinese scientists created 32 double-muscled piglets in 2015, only one was considered even marginally healthy.
“We urge anyone disturbed by the thought of eating manipulated and mutilated pig flesh to bypass the bacon.” (Read More)