WASHINGTON [Reuters, Mar 26, 2006] - U.S. scientists said on Sunday they had genetically engineered pigs that make beneficial fatty acids and may one day serve as a healthier source of pork chops or bacon.
The pigs produced omega-3 fatty acids, compounds that have been shown to improve cardiac function and reduce the risk of heart disease in people.
The only way now for humans to get omega-3s is through taking dietary supplement pills or by eating certain fish. Some fish, however, may have high levels of toxic mercury.
This will make many heart and stroke patients happy. I hope this becomes available soon. Make it affordable, too, so every one can literally pig out. 'Kidding.