April 16th, 2008
When people ask me why I’m a vegetarian, I usually say “for a variety of reasons. It’s a better ecological choice, but mostly I’m trying to bring more peace into my life, and killing animals is just not peaceful” or something to that effect.
This article makes me really glad that I’ve stuck to my decision … no matter how good steak smells.
Sickened pork workers have new nerve disorder
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eighteen pork plant workers in Minnesota, at least five in Indiana and one in Nebraska have come down with a mysterious neurological condition they appear to have contracted while removing brains from slaughtered pigs, U.S. researchers and health officials said on Wednesday.
He said tests showed patients had damage to the nerves at the root level near the spinal cord, and at the far reaches of their motor nerves, where the nerves connect with muscle
Lachance said it is possible that bits of pig brain stimulated an immune response in the bodies of the workers, causing their immune systems to improperly attack their own nerve tissue.
There are strong arguments to support local, small farming and
[the rest of this post got eaten by the webmonster]
[also, I’m not a vegetarian as of 2020 or so]