making healthy bacon

Researchers report they have created pigs that produce omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to improve heart function and help reduce the risks for heart disease, representing the first cloned transgenic livestock in the world that can make the beneficial compound. The research could be a boost to both farmers and health-conscious consumers seeking an alternative and safer source of omega-3 fatty acids. Currently, the only way for humans to realize the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is by taking dietary supplements or by eating certain types of fish that may also contain high levels of mercury.

oh wondrous science, making bacon that is actually good for you.. if this the brave new world of genetic modification then i’m a believer.

Although, as my flatmate points out, this won’t be so good if the bacon tastes like mackerel.


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