Bacon isn’t typically in regular rotation for dieters or people who are at all concerned about heart health, unless it’s of the limp, low-fat turkey variety. But a new invention might change all that: skinny pigs.
Scientists in China have used genetic engineering to create 12 pigs with 24-percent less body fat than typical pigs.
It wasn’t because of health-conscious consumers, but rather because pig farmers were hoping to save money. Keeping pigs warm in the winter is expensive, and the animals have a hard time regulating their temperatures. Thus, the interest in skinny pigs.