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Pork politics
The Times has appended the following to the op-ed the other day about pork...

An Op-Ed article last Friday, about pork, neglected to disclose the source of the financing for a study finding that free-range pigs were more likely than confined pigs to test positive for exposure to certain pathogens. The study was financed by the National Pork Board.

I should add that I wasn't posting the link the other day to imply that I thought fresh, local meat was particularly unsafe. :-)
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adelais From: adelais Date: April 14th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll say it again: if you want to keep pigs the old-fashioned way, you just have to cook the pork the old-fashioned way. What you can't do is follow National Pork Board cooking suggestions for free-range pork. I don't want to have uneducated cooks deciding that, hey, free-range pork is good, and low-temperature pork is good, so low-temperature free-range pork must be even better. I've heard a lot of people talk about livestock disease like it's a product of modern industrial agriculture, and it just ain't so.
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