By way of John Durant over at Hunter Gatherer. Great find.

Almost nothing is kosher (The many uses of Pig 05049)

This is a great TED talk on the many uses of pigs. It’s not gross, and the purpose isn’t to shock you into stop eating pork. The purpose is to amaze you with all the ways we use pigs, and to perhaps appreciate them a bit more. When we kill animals, we should use them head to tail — that’s respectful and the right way to do it. Use all parts of the animal. But right now, nobody — not even the pig farmer — knows all the different ways animal products are put to use in products like paint, heart valves, and soap. So let’s get this information out there, and pay our respects to this miraculous animal.

So with no further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Pig 05049.

— Daniel Merk

POSTED BY Daniel Merk | 03:51pm 27th-Oct, 2010