Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bullets, bread and beer

This is very interesting.  It seems that pig roducts are found in thousands of everyday consumer and industrial products.  It's about impossible not to come into contact with at least some of these by-products on a daily basis.

This will of course cause problems for orthodox Jews and most Muslims.  Some Jews will be very upset to learn of the rampant use of pig products, but they will not riot in the streets and demand the rest of the world ban all pork products.  Not so with the Muslim street.  This report may well trigger Muslim riots and demands for special products that do not use pig products or even the banning of pig products from general commerce.  Time will tell, but it's going to get Islam's collective panties in a knot and give Muslims an excuse they can use to play the victims of Western decadence.


Bullets, bread and beer, tambourines and toothpaste... and the 180 other things you can to do with a PIG
By Marcus Dunk 

Last updated at 7:54 AM on 03rd October 2009

When we tuck into a bacon sandwich, few of us wonder what has happened to the other parts of the pig whose life has been sacrificed so we can enjoy a juicy breakfast.
But one inquisitive writer set out to trace where all the body parts of one porker ended up.

Christein Meindertsma, 29, said: 'Like most people, I had little idea of what happens to a pig after it leaves the abattoir so I decided to try to find out. I approached a pig farmer friend who agreed let me follow one of his animals.'

Identified by its yellow ear tag number, 05049, her pig trail ended with her identifying an incredible 185 different uses to which it was put  -  from the manufacture of sweets and shampoo, to bread, body lotion, beer and bullets.
Christein said: 'I was shocked when I began to find out just how unusual and varied the different uses for a ordinary pig were. It's almost as if these days, a pig is no longer thought of an animal  -  more like an industrial raw material with a mind-blowing amount of different uses.'

She found that 4.9lbs of her 16st 3lb pig went to making wine gums, while 4.8lbs went into liquorice. In this process, collagen is taken from the pig and is then converted into gelatine. This finds its way into numerous foodstuffs, where it acts as a gelling agent.

Although not all sweets in the UK contain pork gelatine, many do  -  including Marks & Spencer's hugely popular and aptly-named Percy Pigs sweets.
It is not only sweets that contain pork gelatine. In some beers, wines and fruit juices, pig gelatine is used to remove the cloudiness from the drink. It works as a clarifying agent by reacting with the tannins in the liquid and absorbing the cloudiness.
Some ice creams, whipped creams, yoghurts and certain butters also contain gelatine, as do certain pet foods. More surprisingly, a number of medicines also contain pig gelatine  -  everything from painkillers to multivitamins.

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