Why You Might Want To Reconsider Eating Pork


I’ve briefly mentioned that my family has recently decided that we would not be eating pork anymore (hence, selling the pig we were dead set on butchering). Well, my husband shared an email with me tonight which pretty much sums up our conviction, so I wanted to pass the info on to you as well. Something I think you should definitely investigate and pray about.

Swine, which is pork, is a very popular food item with many people. Some followers of Christ are unaware that God has condemned the eating of swine’s flesh. The condemnation was based on some very sound biological principles.

Here are some facts on pork that prove it to be a very unhealthy food to eat:

1. A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals.

2. The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. Their meat can be 30 times more toxic than beef or venison.

3.  When eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4 hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level of toxins within a shorter time.

4.  Unlike other mammals, a pig does not sweat or perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and in the meat.

5.  Pigs and swine are so poisonous that you can hardly kill them with strychnine or other poisons.

6.  Farmers will often pen up pigs within a rattlesnake nest because the pigs will eat the snakes, and if bitten they will not be harmed by the venom.

7.  When a pig is butchered, worms and insects take to its flesh sooner and faster than to other animal’s flesh. In a few days the swine flesh is full of worms.

8.  Swine and pigs have over a dozen parasites within them, such as tapeworms, flukes, worms, and trichinae. There is no safe temperature at which pork can be cooked to ensure that all these parasites, their cysts,and eggs will be killed.

9. Pig meat has twice as much fat as beef. A 3 oz T bone steak contains 8.5 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork chop contains 18 grams of fat. A 3 oz beef rib has 11.1 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork spare rib has 23.2 grams of fat.

10.  Cows have a complex digestive system, having four stomachs. It thus takes over 24 hours to digest their vegetarian diet causing its food to be purified of toxins. In contrast, the swine’s one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh.

11. The swine carries about 30 diseases which can be easily passed to humans. This is why God commanded that we are not even to touch their carcass (Leviticus 11:8).

12. The trichinae worm of the swine is microscopically small, and once ingested can lodge itself in our intestines, muscles, spinal cord or the brain. This results in the disease trichinosis. The symptoms are sometimes lacking, but when present they are mistaken for other diseases, such as typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, MS, meningitis, gall bladder trouble, or acute alcoholism.

13. The pig is so poisonous and filthy, that nature had to prepare him a sewer line or canal running down each leg with an outlet in the bottom of the foot. Out of this hole oozes pus and filth his body cannot pass into its system fast enough. Some of this pus gets into the meat of the pig.

There are other reasons grounded in biological facts that could be listed to show why pigs and swine should not be eaten. But a believer should only need one reason why not to eat this type of food, because God prohibited it.

“And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean unto you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.” – Leviticus 11:7,8; Deuteronomy 14:8

Some say Christ abolished the law condemning pork. But the problems with pork are biological, and Christ never changed the laws of biology.

Interesting stuff.

For us, it is not a matter of keeping to the Old Testament laws, though in all honesty we are slowly studying this very topic (still yet to come to a conclusion). Not eating pork anymore is a decision we have made because we realize that God, in His infinite wisdom, has done His best to warn us not to eat this meat. And we believe it would only be foolish not to follow His commands, regardless of what the world tells us today (including mainstream Christianity).

Of course, I do not expect everyone to share this conviction. But I definitely think this information is worth sharing, whether you are a believer or not. It’s hard to argue with science.

For us, the hardest part of making this decision was thinking that we’d have to give up pepperoni pizza. We LOVE pepperoni pizza! But, it wasn’t long after we thought it was just going to have to be a sacrifice we made when we discovered BEEF pepperoni! Who knew? And it’s just as good!! We’ve also substituted turkey bacon for bacon, also delicious. So, it really hasn’t been as difficult to give up as we initially thought it would be.

So, what do you think? Have you already decided to stop eating pork for your own reasons? Are you one who believes that the Lord has made all things clean and safe to eat? I look forward to a nice discussion with you guys!


Kendra
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32 Comments

  1. My sister -in-law had cancer two different times in her neck and in her intestines and her doctor told her to get off pork . I haven’t eaten pork in almost 50 years because I have studied Gods health laws including clean and unclean meats. We can make up all kind of excuses but it doesn’t change what God has said and He never changes.

  2. Looking at the concept of “unclean” in and of itself one could argue that ANY animal as food is unclean the way meat is raised in America. There are parts of the Bible that declare certain animals to be unclean. But other parts state that man doesn’t live by bread (food) alone but rather by the Word of God. For me, I believe that animals were created to serve man and that this includes providing us with nourishment. However, going beyond the bible, and considering the modern times, I believe we are forgetting that every creature comes from God and that if we want His creatures to serve us (including becoming our food) we are spiritually bound to treat animals as humanely as possible before they become our food. Growth hormones, caging our chickens, feeding ground beef back to cows, poisoning the waters our fish swim in…that’s all sinful. And it’s no wonder we have cancer and obesity issues in this country!

  3. I want to know what part of the south you are in because I am a transplant to south Mississippi from Chicago, went thru culture shock. LOL I also have come to realize when God said pigs are not food, He meant it, maybe for the reasons stated above. God did not make a mistake or change His mind. Pigs are not clean. would you eat a vulture that cleans up carcass by the side of the road? I doubt it. Pigs are good for cleaning up the earth, but that is about it. Jesus even used them to clean up the demons, I think He knew they should not be someones supper. People do not like change, especially when it concerns their stomaches. Contact me at my email if you would like to chat.

  4. My family and I do not consume unclean meats. God’s command is clearly written in His Word obey or not that is your choice. God did not intend for us to eat flesh foods at all but after the Flood allowed their consumption. Before there was a Jew at the time of Noah God had a clear distinction between clean and unclean animals. Unclean entered by two’s and the clean by sevens. So the prohibition was recorded for our benefit in the time of the Isrealites but God’s will was known and practiced at the time immediately following the Flood. Also it is interesting to note God’s reason for allowing the consumption of flesh foods… to shorten man’s lifespan. The life span decreased dramatically from about 950yrs for Noah to Abraham 175yrs about 10 generations later Scripture references: Gen 7 :2,3 Genesis 10 & 11, Gen 25:7,8 You might find this booklet available for reading online in the free library at amazingfacts.org “Hogs-and-Other-Hazards” & “Death-in-the-Kitchen”.They pretty interesting and were helpful to us in this journey.

  5. I just have 2 points I’d like to make:

    1.On the spiritual side: Unless you are adding 4 tassels on all your cloaks, building parapets on the roof of your homes and following all the other laws in the OT then I don’t see how you can choose to follow this one of not eating pork. (When I say “you,” I’m referring to everyone, not specifically you Kendra.)

    2. On the health side: It simply is not logical that anyone, Christian or not, would defer from eating pork but then consume things like, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, processed foods and frozen meals, soy, or any other meat purchased at a grocery store.

  6. Kendra,

    God gave the pork command to the Jews to set them apart from the rest of the world and for their own protection. In the time and age when they lived, you can see the reason for all the “kosher” things was for health’s sake. The fish without scales are bottom feeders as are shellfish, hence “unclean”. Hogs carried trichinosis which one would have had to worried about then.

    However, we are no longer as New Testament believers bound by that law. You need to read Acts chapter 10. Under the New Testament, we can eat what we want, that includes pork! Also,read I Tim chapter 4. It talks of those who would command us to abstain from meats and how everything is safe for us to eat because it’s sanctified by prayer.

    1. Do you eat eggs? A hog and a chicken are very similar in eating habits. You want a hog to “eat clean” then feed it that way.

    2. 30 times more toxic than other meats? Please site where the statistics come from.

    3. The fact the body digests pork more quickly than other meats is a bad thing?????

    4. Make sure you don’t use antiperspirant! 😉

    5. Really? Where did this come from???? Actually, they’re quite easy to kill.

    6. Boy, that’s a good one! Who’s printing these lies? Pure fiction. Yes, a hog will eat a snake, but if bitten they suffer the same effects as any other creature, they’ll get sick or croak.

    7. I take it by worms you mean maggots??? Maggots will also infest chickens and beef, no difference. Sorry to pop someone’s bubble.

    8. Yes, this is why God gave the pork rule in the first place. However, if you raise your hogs properly, they don’t have these problems and yes, it is killed if you cook well. That is the reaon we cook our food, not just so we have something warm.

    9. Some truth. Pork inherently is fatter than beef, however, now days they’ve bred the fat out of animals to where the meat isn’t fit to eat. Fat is good for meat. You can trim the fat off, for Pete’s sake if you don’t want to eat it and the body, particularly the brain needs fat. It’s these artificial fats we get from soy and coconut oils that are killing us, not natural fats as found in milk, meat and butter.

    10. Your digestive system is the same as a hogs. Chickens aren’t ruminants. Yet, chicken is toted as being “healthy”.

    11 Good SDA material gave you this, right? Cook the darned meat!! A lot of things can kill you if you eat it raw.

    12. Don’t feed your pig garbage and COOK THE MEAT!

    13. The NT says it’s not what goes in the body that makes us unclean, it’s what comes out of us.

    I love the scare tactics used by some to try to promote a religion of works instead of grace.

    I will just say this, I would want to know where my meat comes from be it beef, pork or chicken. If “you are what you eat” the creatures we kill for food are what they eat too. In the meat factory business we have today, they produce meat that no one should eat. They raise cattle that have been fed chicken poop, feathers, and renderings from the chicken industry. These things are also fed back to the chickens, etc.. I wouldn’t eat a Tyson chicken if you paid me.

  7. That is just disgusting! I don’t think I will be able to eat pork again. We either raise one to eat or buy one from a 4H kid but I think I will pass!

  8. I totally respect your beliefs and honesty, Kendra, and applaud the fact that you are willing to share them, knowing that you will get a lot of comments both for and against what you post. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and to respect even when others disagree. I like that about your blog–that (most) people usually are mature enough to share their own opinions and reasons and respect those of others, even if different. It fosters respect for all people and also encourages people to think about their own beliefs and reasons for them, and that is always a good thing, even if people still disagree in the end.
    Personally, we feel safe raising and eating our own pigs (one each year) because we know in what conditions they’ve been raised and what they consume. Probably 90% (at least) of what our pigs eat is our own extra garden (organic) produce (we grow extra so we’ll have plenty for the pig each year and our chickens) along with lots of organic apple and pear drops from friends who enjoy helping us out. The other ten percent is feed from our local elevator five minutes down the road made by people we know. We raise our pig in sanitary conditions, keeping the pen regularly cleaned, so the pig isn’t consuming those other nasty things that pigs just might eat if given the chance. We deworm them when they’re young and keep a close eye out for any other health issues, but so far they’ve been very healthy, and because of their diets, the meat is incredibly lean. Frankly, as a friend once told me, “the pigs that you raise eat better than most people!” and I’m sure that’s true. Now as far as eating pork from the store–maybe not, but then I feel the same way about eating most meats from the store after watching movies like “Food, Inc.” Wow, to think that only one hamburger pattie can have beef from up to 1000 different cows in it! I’d rather eat one of our porkburgers any day! Anyway, I just wanted to share what we do, while at the same time letting you know I respect where you are coming from, too. Keep sharing with us! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  9. “Not eating pork anymore is a decision we have made because we realize that God, in His infinite wisdom, has done His best to warn us not to eat this meat. And we believe it would only be foolish not to follow His commands, regardless of what the world tells us today (including mainstream Christianity).”

  10. My brother in law raises pigs and keeps them in clean conditions. I will eat their pork. My question about following the bible is this. If you are going to follow that specific law, will you then follow all laws? There are a lot more and feel that some people only take tid bits of what they feel is important. Also, I feel you can find, in your own favor, anything you wanted on the internet. My husband is also a chef and thinks it is fairly safe eating pig. I do think its great that you are researching and following the bible as you think best in your heart. I thik its great that you stand strong in what you believe. That is one of many reasons I continue to read your blog. =)All this was meant as curiosity or thought, nothing against you or your beliefs!

    • Abbigail,

      You know, we are still studying about keeping the law. Our reason for not eating pork is not to keep the law though. We don’t feel that this is something God commanded of us, but that it is just a warning for our own good. I think that’s the difference 🙂

      *I realize I did refer to this as a “command” in the article. Guess that kinda came out wrong. He does say it like a command, but I don’t believe He is laying it out as law, but like I said, just a warning to us who don’t know any better. Does this make sense? I could be *totally* wrong… but this is my interpretation.

  11. We are cutting back on pork as well (but butchered 2 this fall, so have a freezer full of it….) but our reason has to do with cancer. We have a family member with cancer and have been researching how diet affects the disease. Numerous books site to cut back on proteins, esp pork, as the pork cells contain a protein covering very similar to that found in cancer cells. When you eat pork or high protein foods, your body spends its time breaking that down instead of attacking the cancer cells.

  12. What a great topic and great information. I love all the comments left here today. I believe also that God gave discernment about eating of the swine. Without writing a book here, Acts 10:9-23, may give those who may be on the fence about the eating of swine some clarity. It was a defining moment for me when I understood what these verses were saying. Peter was quite adamant to God in his dream that he would not eat anything unclean when he was asked 3 times to get up and kill and eat unclean meat. He must have been sure of what he was saying and doing, if he was denying God’s request 3 times in his dream. He new that God’s word and Law would never be changed. Read Acts 10:14 and not confuse it with Acts 15. Read further. I would encourage all to read fully about Peters vision in Acts and go to read this link, and pray for understanding. http://www.all-creatures.org/discuss/svtacts10.1-11.18-flh.html

    I am not sure if anything I said here makes any sense, but reading the above information will shed new light on eating of unclean meats. In a nutshell, Peter was to not eat unclean meat (he knew better) and verse 15 means it was alright for Peter and other Jewish-Christians to enter the home of a Gentile (were considered unclean) to bring them the Good news of Jesus Christ.

  13. I Timothy 4:3-5
    “Forbidding to marry , and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”

    Totally not a spiritual issue. A health one, perhaps, but the awful way our food it processes these days I can’t imagine pork being any worse than packaged products containing corn derivatives (which is just about everything).
    Kendra, have you watched “Food Inc.”? Yikes!

  14. Kendra,

    We share similar convictions. Several years ago, God began to deal with my husband and I (independent of each other) about eating pork. We kept pushing it aside, until one day I my husband asked me what I was planning for dinner, and I replied, “Pork chops.” He got a very hesistant look on his face and then stepped out onto our back deck. I followed, and he shared what the Lord had been dealing with him about. Imagine his surprise when I shared that I was being dealt with, too! Ha!

    That being said, we do not believe it is a salvation issue, nor a direct command of Scripture, just a principle that He has urged us to follow. After a couple years of being strict with this in our family, we have prayed about relaxing just a bit, and currently feel as though we can occassionally – without conviction – allow some pork on pizza when we’re out with friends, or a little bacon in a salad, etc. Still, we do not ever prepare it at home, and haven’t for years.

    We are also very health conscious. You can see my “real foods” recipe index here. We even grind our own wheat 🙂

    Enjoyed your thoughts in this post.

    Warmly,

    Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook

  15. This is not hard for me, as I do not eat pork. Nor do I eat cows, chickens, turkeys etc. The only meat that has touched my lips in the past few years has been fish that we have caught ourselves, or venison, again which we have killed ourselves and processed ourselves.
    As a Registered Dietitian having a Master’s in Nutrition, I just couldn’t allow my family to be exposed to the health hazards in commercial food. We have chickens, but my daughters begged and pleaded with us not to slaughter them, vowing off chicken forever if we would allow their pets to live. So no chicken meat for us too, although we love their eggs.

    Although I typically don’t abide by Old Testament Doctrine as law, I do beleive that forbidding of eating pigs was something done as a health concern, and that it hasn’t changed over time.

    If you do eat pork, especially those raised in factory farms, please research the subject. It’s absolutly asinine that anyone could think that it was okay to raise food that people consume in that matter. Disguisting.
    If you raise your own pigs to slaughter, please read up on the animal in question, including the information about grams of fat, and make a prayerfully informed decision about your family.

  16. There is another aspect that I have taken into consideration in deciding to rarely eat pork – the humane side. Pigs are not only one of the most intelligent creatures God created, but they are also likely to be mistreated in large-scale farming in the U.S. Animals that don’t have proper nutrition or exercise, like those in such huge agricultural operations, are also even more likely to be toxic. So I suggest limiting pork to that which has been raised by someone you know or by a smaller, local farm where you can get organic, free-range meat. Of course, I also believe that God had a reason for saying not to eat pigs and while I’m not legalistic about it, I do try to find other options (like turkey bacon).

  17. I agree with Vegetable Garden Cook. Chickens or other poultry (which are “clean” in the Bible) eat the same things and more that pigs do. They also cannot sweat. We raise both every year. Both are delicious.

    We hunt, fish, raise chickens, pork, beef and sometimes goats. We have prayer over our food and praise God that He created good things for us to eat.

    http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/articles/general-view/archive/2003/november/01/eating-meat-the-doctrine-of-devils/

    I have a feeling that if the US economy starts to tank like Greece and Ireland, there will be a lot less vegetarians (and a lot less strays). : )

    Regardless, the key issue here is not what I do or anyone else. The key is what your husband wants you to do. If he says no pork, then by all means, no more pork! But as I have stated in another comment, we wives would do well to remember that it is EVE (the woman) who was deceived. Sometimes, we wives tend to look at what all the other “spiritual” people are doing and want to mimic that in our own homes. So we “research” a topic to death, and inform our tired, hard-working husbands with the info, skewed the way we think things should be. So our dear husbands, (like Adam) concede to allow his wife the opportunity to put these rules and practices into place, neither one not realizing they both have been duped by the enemy. Just my 2 cents worth.

    Blessings to you and it really doesn’t matter to me WHAT you and your family eat! Love your blog!

  18. Even when He commanded the Israelites not to eat pork He didn’t sight any health reasons. It was just for them to be set apart from the world.

    • Sarah,

      Sometimes God gives us laws for our own good, without explanation. He didn’t have to explain why fornication was a bad idea, he just told us not to do it. The same goes for eating “unclean” meats. He doesn’t elaborate on the health effects of doing so, he just warns us not to. 🙂

      These laws were laid out in the Old Testament, and were written to all people.

  19. That is exactly the path we chose about 8 years ago. I like how they summed it up; the pig’s chemistry didn’t change and I believe there is great wisdom in the Lord originally telling us not to eat things like “bottom-dwellers” (as we call them) and pigs. I do not believe it affects me spiritually and if we are a guest somewhere where someone is serving it we will eat it as to not make them uncomfortable. But we have researched and learned that these animals are not the healthiest option for our family.

  20. Mar 7:19 For it doesn’t go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean.”)

    Col 2:16 NIV – Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
    Col 2:17 NIV – These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

    • Sarah,

      Thank you for these Scriptures. What I believe Christ is telling us here is that eating “unclean” meat is not a heart (salvation) issue, as some Jews may have believed in that time. Eating pork will not keep you from the Kingdom of God. With that said, it doesn’t mean that it is good for your health either. I do not hear Christ saying that what used to be unhealthy is now made good for us. Only that it does not affect your salvation.

  21. Hi again Kendra, I know nothing of the reports of toxicology so won’t comment, but I am curious to know about which doctors and reports you are referring to? I would like to read them. Thanks!

    • Hi Vegetable Garden Cook,

      Here are some interesting articles you can read, if you want 🙂

      Eating Pork Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

      Pig Farmers At Higher Risk of Parasite Infection

      Here’s a quote from Dr. Mercola, “Pork is actually good meat from a biochemical perspective, but I believe there is more than enough scientific evidence to justify the reservations or outright prohibitions in many cultures against consuming it. Pigs are scavenger animals and will eat just about anything. Their appetite for less-than-wholesome foods makes pigs a breeding ground for potentially dangerous infections.
      Even cooking pork for long periods is not enough to kill many of the retroviruses and other parasites that they could harbor.”

      You mentioned that Trich has been pretty much eradicated in domestic pigs, but just in 2006 a Pork producing farm was found with swine carrying the disease. Government officials advised any customers not to consume the meat they had purchased from this farm, and to be on the look out for symptoms of Trichinosis.

      Here’s another quote I found interesting, concerning how common this disease is among domestic pigs today (you can read the entire article here), “The number of human cases of trichinosis has declined dramatically in the United States in the last 40 years, but the infection rate in swine remains the highest of any developed country in the world. Recent surveys indicate the national prevalence in swine is about 0.125%. In contrast, the prevalence in swine in Germany is 0.00003%, 0.0008% in the Soviet Union and none in Denmark. With approximately 89 million hogs slaughtered each year in the United States, this means there are about 110,000 infected hogs per year. If 360 meals are obtained from one hog carcass, approximately 40,000,000 potential servings of infected pork are produced each year in the United States. Some investigators estimate that there are as many as 100,000 or more human exposures per year in the United States but nearly all of these infections are subclinical.”

      Hope that helps a little 🙂

  22. I have to agree with you. After raising a few pigs, I have yet to find a nastier creature. If anyone has ever read the book The Maker’s Diet by Jordan S. Rubin, it spells out several reasons why not to eat any form of scavenger. He does point out all of the reasons stated in the Old Testament also. It is what made me look at these creatures in a different light. I am surrounded by Christians that badger me constantly about it because of what the New Testament states. My father has his doctorate in theology and feels free to eat pork, however, he does not fault me for my choices. I do believe that God has given us knowledge also and that has caused us to look closer at what we eat and why. Many people eat catfish, I won’t. The are nasty fish that are scavengers and when one knows how food is digested and how the body processes it, you cannot convince me that the meat is clean. There is such a push to not eat anything with hormones or antibiotics in it due to the health dangers that are being discovered, but yet these same people are willing to eat meat from an animal that could’ve been eating feces or any putrid matter and four hours later, man may eat the same off the ribs of the pig. Pigs will even eat their own young and sick or dead pigs from the same pen. There is so much good food to choose from that doesn’t eat feces and dead young, why would anyone choose to eat pork? It reminds me of those that will drink bottled water and then smoke a cigarette. Logic and wisdom need to kick in at some point. We do not eat vultures or eagles or hawks and many other scavengers because it is not socially acceptable, but yet many will eat other scavengers that are deemed socially acceptable including catfish, pigs, lobster, sharks etc. All of this to say that I stand beside you in your choice to eliminate pork from your plate. The biological issue is hard fact, the biology of man and pig have not changed since Bible times, the Bible, science and experience have all proven that. I would like to say for those of you that choose to eat pork, that is your choice and no one needs to badger you for it, just as we would like to not be badgered for our choice of not eating it. We are all convicted differently on different issues. Our conviction may not be the conviction of others. A similar topic may be the conviction of those women that feel convicted to wear dresses instead of jeans, not because of legalism, simply because of what God has laid upon their hearts.

  23. Hi Kendra, I am not much of a pork eater, in fact I would rather not eat pork.

    I understand that you do have your personal convictions about eating pigs (I totally get that). But, respectfully, I am going to question where some of this information came from.

    I am a trained cook and a certified ServSafe cook. Trichinosis in domestic pigs has been pretty much eradicated for some time now. Trich is actually far more common in hunted animals. And yes, trichinae can be killed. It can be killed by thorough cooking and in the case of dried meats (which are never cooked, such as salami and pepperoni), you will need to freeze the meat below zero. There are many sources that show you how to do this safely.

    And chickens eat the very same things you mention on the first item on your list.

    In my studies I learned that pork is actually the very least likely meat to give you food poisoning.

    Like I said, I have respect that you chose not to eat pigs anymore, but the issues that you raise are inaccurate.

    • Vegetable Garden Cook,

      Hi there! Thank you for your thoughts. I just want to say that these are not things that I’ve come up with on my own. There is a ton of information out there on this subject, written by various doctors and other professional and credible people. No, you cannot believe everything you read, but there is a lot of scientific evidence to back this up. You mentioned that pork is least likely to give you food poisoning, but that doesn’t mean that the negative long term health effects aren’t more prevalent. It may take decades for a diagnosis to be made, if at all.

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