Sunday, March 26, 2006

Yet Another Mod for Your Pig: Omega-3 Bacon is Here!

Apparently a group in Pittsburgh has made a transgenic pig that produces omega-3 fatty acids, the building blocks of the elusive "good fats" normally found only in flax seeds, fish and those super-pricey eggs that come in the fancy container. Of course, you could just eat fish, but pigs are a much more subservient bunch and besides, modding your food is way cooler than going orgo. Not to mention it gets scientists into Nature Biotechnology.


2 comments:

rob said...

Pimp my Poutine!!
Does that mean you can deep fry stuff in Omega-3 FA now? Awesome.
Good news for all those Atkins freaks too.

Anonymous Coward said...

Yeah unfortunately according to the British Medical Journal Omega-3 is all hype, no effect...

http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,1738599,00.html