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Why billions of people won't eat pork (or why we don't know)

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"The Sacred Cow and the Abominable Pig, "1987 book by Marvin Harris about meat taboos: www.google.com/books/edition/The_Sacred_Cow_and_the_Abominable_Pig/_iUdAQAAIAAJ?hl=en
2015 paper about how chicken may have supplanted pork in ancient Middle Eastern diets (not free): link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10814-015-9083-2
2015 paper showing that pig-eating persisted among ancient Israelites, particularly those in the Northern Kingdom: www.researchgate.net/publication/275026551_Iron_Age_Pigs_New_Evidence_on_Their_Origin_and_Role_in_Forming_Identity_Boundaries

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  1. Brotha Brown

    Brotha Brown

    38 minuten geleden

    Amazing, its all through scripture that the swine is unclean! So to sway someone to eat something that Yah (God) says not to. That blood will be on your hands... Isaiah 66 states if one is caught eating such thing at the time of the end you'll die in hell! Swine is not a food, or meat... Wake Up!

  2. trondsi

    trondsi

    Uur geleden

    I have seen a slightly different version of your last point, that it was a way to distinguish your own ethno-religious group from others. The Ancient Israelites were primarily shepherds living up in the hills, albeit closely related to the Phoenicians along the coast. Eating goat meat was therefore much more common in the hilly areas already when monotheism started to become a thing among those hill tribes that became the early Jews, while eating pork was more common in the lowlands. When religion and group adherence became more entrenched among the hill tribes, they codified what they "normally" do as opposed to others into religious law. Religious Jewish people still adhere to many of those codes, not only the "don't eat pork" part. Muslims later simply adopted Jewish tradition, as they did with circumcision and a number of other things.

  3. LaughOutLoud

    LaughOutLoud

    2 uur geleden

    It's dirty

  4. m ram

    m ram

    3 uur geleden

    Religious dietary prohibition and rules isnt just about perception of physical cleanliness in Abrahamic traditions, thats part of it and probably the least important part of it. Its the spiritual aspect of it as well. These things defile you spiritually by disregarding religious commandments.

  5. TİMURUN TOPAL AYAĞI

    TİMURUN TOPAL AYAĞI

    5 uur geleden

    Just read the Torah or the Quran and you will understand why! 😉

  6. Normal & Relaxing Life

    Normal & Relaxing Life

    8 uur geleden

    Islam forbid pork, not on the basis of germs & filth. It forbid eating animal which rely on meat rather than grass. Lion for example is forbidden as well. The same goes with pigs..as you mentioned they eat anything..this makes their case a suspicious one and so does Islam forbids it. Chicken & Goat don't eat flesh...

  7. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    the media love a good food scare. So when the World Health Organization recently announced a scientific review of 800 studies that showed an increased cancer risk from eating too much red meat or processed meat, the headlines exaggerated the news. For example, The Guardian ran with “Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes - WHO,” implying the two are equally risky, which is far from true. Next came the predictable backlash. Health journalists offered reality checks, defenders of artisanal charcuterie waxed sentimental, and the meat industry decried the WHO’s “dramatic and alarmist overreach,” as Eric Mittenthal, a vice president of the North American Meat Institute put it. All the noise even caused the WHO to issue a needless clarification to placate the public, saying the review “does not ask people to stop eating processed meats.” Bacon lovers rejoiced. But focusing on cancer is a narrow approach to our public discourse around food. If a slightly higher risk of colon cancer isn’t enough to get you to either cut out or reduce consumption of bacon and sausage, perhaps these six ugly realities might. 1. Pork is often unsafe to eat Forget about cancer. With line speeds - the number of hogs killed per hour - getting faster and faster, food safety advocates warn that the quality of meat is at risk. Consider top pork producer Hormel, which has increased line speeds by almost 50 percent in the past few years, from 900 hogs to 1,300 hogs per hour. The investigative journalist Ted Genoways, in his disturbing book “The Chain,” concluded that this rate is simply too fast. According to him, pork products are likely to contain “fecal contamination, urine, bile, hair, intestinal contents, diseased animals, toenails - you name it.” Cutbacks in government inspections have left consumers exposed to all kinds of health risks. 2. Workers in the industry are treated terribly Meat plants are among the most dangerous places to work, with constant pressure to keep the lines moving, causing extremely stressful conditions. Genoways documented heartbreaking accounts of workers - mostly poor immigrants - becoming permanently disabled and cast aside. While many injuries stem from knife cuts and repetitive stress, one of the most disturbing hazards he found was from workers inhaling aerosolized pig brain tissue. (Pig brains are sold in Asia as a thickener for stir-fry.) As a result of this exposure, one plant experienced an “epidemic of neuropathy” among about two dozen employees, including several who sustained permanent brain, spine and nerve damage. 3. The pigs are treated even worse During pregnancy, sows are trapped in gestation crates, which, at just 2 feet wide, are not big enough for them to turn around in or engage in any natural behaviors. Here is how the Humane Society of the United Stated describes the results of this horrible treatment on a pig’s mental state: They chew on the bars, wave their heads incessantly back and forth or lie on the pavement in an apparent state of dejection. Nearly immobilized, the pigs spend months staring ahead, waiting to be fed, likely going out of their minds … Then their piglets are taken away, and the sows are impregnated once more, returned to gestation crates to start the entire cycle of misery again. Thankfully, because of effective activism by groups such as the Humane Society, many major food companies are now pledging to stop sourcing pork raised in this awful way. But it will take time for the transition from this cruel practice to be fully implemented. If you eat industrially produced pork, you are supporting a dirty, cruel and corrupt business, whether or not you are also increasing your cancer risk. Meanwhile, earlier this year, the group Mercy for Animals exposed a pork supplier for Walmart with disturbing video of workers slamming piglets headfirst into the ground, leaving them to suffer and die slowly, among other atrocities too difficult to watch. 4. Pork is full of antibiotics Pork production is notorious for its overuse of antibiotics, a practice that is contributing a national public health crisis. The antibiotics you or a loved one could need someday to treat an infection may not work as a result. According to a study released earlier this year, pig farming is the worst offender by far, using four times as much antibiotic per pound of meat as cattle ranching and significantly more than chicken production. 5. A handful of large meat conglomerates control global production The meat industry is extremely consolidated, concentrating political and economic power, and pork production is no exception. Earlier this year, the world’s largest meat processor, JBS, announced plans to purchase Cargill’s pork business for $1.45 billion. The deal, finalized just last week, makes the Brazilian meat giant second only to Smithfield Foods in pork production, pushing Tyson into third place. In 2013, Smithfield was purchased by a Chinese company for $4.7 billion, raising safety concerns, given China’s poor food safety record. But the worry should actually be the other way around. At the time, Tom Philpott of Mother Jones asked, “Is the U.S. about to become one big factory farm for China?” He noted that to maintain growth, Smithfield “needs to conquer markets where per capita meat consumption is growing fast, and the China market itself represents the globe’s biggest prize in that regard.” Pork is the most commonly consumed meat globally, accounting for more than 36 percent of the world’s meat intake, and consumption is expected to rise, with all its commensurate problems. 6. Pork production is an environmental disaster Hopefully you don’t live downwind from one of the many pig factories across the U.S., which are likely to get even bigger. Already, at least 25 nuisance lawsuits have been filed against Smithfield Foods in North Carolina, where manure lagoons are causing mayhem. Just one of these cesspools can hold an astonishing 4.3 million gallons of feces and urine. According to Nathan Halverson in an article for the Center for Investigative Reporting, to empty it out, “the foul-smelling sludge is sprayed on adjacent fields - creating a fine mist of feces, urine and water that neighbors complain blows onto their properties and homes.” It’s easy for Americans to get defensive about their bacon when most are so far removed from the destructive effects. Moreover, the recent bacon craze hardly happened by accident, nor was it even driven by culinary fervor. Rather, it was the result of an aggressive marketing campaign by the government-administered National Pork Board, the same program that is currently the target of a federal lawsuit for misappropriation of funds. If you eat industrially produced pork, you are supporting a dirty, cruel and corrupt business, whether or not you are also increasing your cancer risk.

  8. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    The pig meat is high in fat and cholesterol that causes the cardiovascular diseases, obesity, the incidence of large intestine cancer. Bacteria and Toxins associated with pigs spread many diseases like salmonellosis, which leads to the acute gastroenteritis and diarrhea. would you risk it?

  9. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    Pork consumption in the US has remained relatively stable for much of the past century (although chicken, turkey, and beef have increased compared to the early 1900s). But this doesn’t necessarily mean good news. Virtually all dietary guidelines recommend no more than 500 grams (1.1 pounds) of red meat a week - not just pork. Meanwhile, Americans consume double that, and the numbers keep growing. It’s not just Americans (although the US is near the top of the list for per capita red meat consumption) - as the world is becoming more affluent, it is consuming more red meat, and pork is a staple in many parts of the world. Despite some claims from the industry, pork is undoubtedly red meat. In particular, one advertising campaign from the U.S. National Pork Board labeled pork as “the other white meat”. The campaign was highly successful, and at some point, 87% of consumers identified pork with the slogan, although the USDA never considered pork to be anything other than red meat. “Pork is considered a red meat, and it is high levels of saturated fat, and all of the other animal protein compounds that are deleterious to health. Pork is not a “white meat”, and even if it were, white meat has also been demonstrated to be deleterious to health,” Hunnes told ZME Science. Is pork bad for you? In 2012, a large study on over 100,000 individuals found strong evidence that consumption of red meat is linked to a shorter and less healthy life. The evidence was strong, although pork wasn’t analyzed in particular - this is often the case with such studies, they classify all red meat together. “This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death,” according to Dr. Frank Hu, one of the senior scientists involved in the study and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It was by no means an isolated study. Studies have highlighted the health risks associated with pork consumption for decades. Sometimes, it’s not always obvious problems - for instance, a 1985 study finding a correlation between pork consumption and cirrhosis. But most of the time, the same health problems pop up. Despite the fact that pork can be a source of nutrients such as protein and iron, it is associated with a number of health problems. Pork consumption and cancer In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that red meat is probably carcinogenic to humans. Several types of cancer have been linked to pork. For instance, a 2011 analysis found that for each additional 100 grams of red meat (either pork or beef) per day, the risk of colorectal cancer increases by 17%. Correlations were also observed for pancreatic and prostate cancer, although the associations were not as strong. “High intake of red and processed meat is associated with significant increased risk of colorectal, colon and rectal cancers,” the study concluded. Even moderate intake of pork can increase the cancer risk, another study found. The study, carried out in 2019, found that even red meat consumption in accordance with existing guidelines leads to an increased bowel cancer risk: 20% with each extra slice of ham or rasher of bacon per day. This is particularly significant because it shows that the risk has remained significant even as people’s diets may have changed over the years.

  10. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    @AdamRagusea don't mix religion with observations science explains the how religion explains the why

  11. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    4. Trichinosis Dangers Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies and meat? Some of these parasites are difficult to kill even when cooking. This is the reason there are so many warnings out there about eating undercooked pork. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinosis or trichinellosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm. (7) In some countries and cultures, they actually consume pork raw. This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body that consumes this infected meat flesh. Similarly to what these worms do to the pig, they can also do to humans. If you eat undercooked or raw pork that contains the parasite, then you are also swallowing trichinella larvae encased in a cyst. Your digestive juices dissolve the cyst, but that only unleashes the parasite into your insides. The larvae then penetrate your small intestine, where they mature into adult worms and mate. If you’re at this stage of trichinosis, you may experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there. Approximately a week after eating the infected pork, the adult female worms now inside your body produce larvae that enter your bloodstream and eventually burrow into muscle or other tissue. Once this tissue invasion occurs, symptoms of trichinosis include: Headache High fever General weakness Muscle pain and tenderness Pink eye (conjunctivitis) Sensitivity to light Swelling of the eyelids or face And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, trichinosis is a serious illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid. Abdominal symptoms can occur one to two days after infection while additional symptoms usually start two to eight weeks after infection. According to Mayo Clinic, the severity of symptoms typically depends on the number of larvae consumed in the infected meat. The CDC recommends thorough cooking of pork as well as freezing the pork meat prior to cooking to kill off any worms. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel good about eating anything that I first have to kill off its worms to eat. It’s actually been theorized that trichinellosis is the exact cause of Mozart’s rather sudden death at age 35. An American researcher theorized this after studying all the documents recording the days before, during and after Mozart’s death. This research published in Archives of Internal Medicine’s June 2001 issue found that Mozart suffered many of the above listed symptoms and he, himself, had recorded in his journal the consumption of pork just 44 days before his own death. (8) 5. Pigs Harbor Common Viruses and Parasites Pigs carry many viruses and parasites with them. Whether by coming in direct contact with them through farms or by eating their meat, we put ourselves at higher risk of getting one of these painful, often debilitating diseases (not to mention put our bodies on toxic overload). Pigs are primary carriers of: Taenia solium tapeworm Hepatitis E virus (HEV) - In developed countries, sporadic cases of HEV genotype 3 have occurred in humans after eating uncooked or undercooked pork. (9) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, aka blue-ear pig disease Nipah virus Menangle virus Viruses in the family Paramyxoviridae (10) Each of these parasites and viruses can lead to serious health problems that can last for years to come. Factory Farming and Pigs If all these concerns aren’t enough or you think you’ll avoid them by cooking your pork really well, then you should also know about the common conditions of pork raised for consumption. Today, a whopping 97 percent of pigs in the United States are raised in factory farms. This means that these pigs never live a healthy life of fresh air and wide-open pastures. If you’re a pork eater, you should know that it’s very likely (only 3 percent unlikely) that you’re eating the meat of a pig that spent all of its time in a crowded warehouses with no fresh air or exercise, fed a steady diet of harmful drugs to keep the pig breathing as producers make pigs grow faster and fatter. These drugs often cause the pigs to become crippled under their own excessive and unnatural weight gain. (11) Do these sound like conditions that yield a health-promoting piece of meat? Of course not, which is why you should avoid pork and other factory-farmed meats. Drug Resistant Bacteria in Pork Chops and Ground Pork It’s estimated that 70 percent of factory-farmed pigs have pneumonia when they go to the slaughterhouse. Unsightly factory-farm conditions of filth and extreme overcrowding lead pigs to have an extreme likelihood for serious diseases. The conditions are so bad that the only way to keep these pigs barely alive at times is to misuse and overuse antibiotics. I’ve talked a lot about what this does in humans. Similarly to humans, pigs are more commonly developing diseases that are resistant to antibiotics. You might like the taste of pork, but do you want to consume a pork product from a pig that had a “superbacteria”? The bacteria-laden pork story continues. A 2013 Consumer Reports analysis of U.S. pork chops and ground pork samples found widespread (69 percent) presence of a bacteria called yersinia enterocolitica. This bacterium infects about 100,000 Americans a year, especially children, and can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain in humans. (12) History of Pork and Cultures that Don’t Eat It The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock worldwide. It’s said to have been domesticated as early as 5000 B.C. When it comes to the beginnings of pork consumption in the U.S., Hernando de Soto is called “the father of the American pork industry.” In 1539, de Soto landed in Florida with 13 pigs in tow, and pork consumption spread and grew from then on in America. Pigs were first commercially slaughtered in Cincinnati, which was nicknamed “Porkopolis.” (13) Orthodox Jewish Kosher dietary laws and Islamic Halal dietary laws prohibit pork consumption. There are many other religions and cultures that avoid pork as well. Christian religious denominations that forbid pork consumption include: Ethiopian Orthodox Hebrew Roots Messianic Jews Rastafarian Seventh-Day Adventists United Church of God Avoiding pork for these groups is based on Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, Isaiah 65 and Isaiah 66. Final Thoughts What you choose to eat is up to you. Myself, I choose to stay away from unclean pork (and shellfish). The reasons discussed here are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eating pigs and your health. If you think you can just opt for a “higher quality” pork product, think again. Don’t be fooled by a “no hormones added” claim when it comes to pork because even though it might be true, hormones are not allowed in the U.S. for any pork production. It’s the pig itself, the factory-farm conditions and the common use of drugs that are some of the main problems that “hormone free” will not get rid of or negate.

  12. Tasin Md Nurul

    Tasin Md Nurul

    9 uur geleden

    The Problems with Pork 1. The Pig’s Problematic Digestive System There are reasons that the meat of the pig becomes more saturated with toxins than many of its counterpart farm animals. The first reason has to do with the digestive system of a pig. A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand, a cow takes a good 24 hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health. Since the pig’s digestive system operates rather basically, many of these toxins remain in its system to be stored in its more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption. Another issue with the pig is that it has very few functional sweat glands and can barely sweat at all. (3) Sweat glands are a tool the body uses to be rid of toxins. This leaves more toxins in the pig’s body. When you consume pork meat, you too get all these toxins that weren’t eliminated from the pig. None of us needs more toxins in our systems. In fact, we should all do what we can to eliminate and cut down on toxin exposure. One vital way to do this is by choosing what you eat carefully, and for me, that definitely includes completely avoiding pork products of any kind. 2. Increased Cancer Risk from Bacon and Other Processed Pork According to the World Health Organization, processed meat like ham, bacon and sausage causes cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer actually classifies processed meat as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer. Researchers found that consuming 50 grams of processed meat each day raises your risk of colorectal cancer by a very significant 18 percent. (4) Processed meat is considered to be food items like ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs and some deli meats. Noticing a theme there? Those are mainly pork-derived food products. How much processed meat is 50 grams? That’s about four strips of bacon. Maybe you’re thinking that you only eat two pieces of bacon regularly. According to this research, that would likely equate to a 9 percent increase of cancer likelihood. Unfortunately, pork and processed meat is often consumed by folks following the keto diet, Paleo diet, as well as the Atkins diet, for example. Instead, they should be using healthier meat like beef, lamb, bison or chicken. 3. Swine Flu in Humans The swine flu is another virus that has made the leap from pig to human. Influenza or flu viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to humans, from humans to pigs and from humans to humans. (5) Human infection with flu viruses from pigs are most likely when humans are physically close to infected pigs. Swine influenza virus infections in humans are now being called “variant virus infections in humans.” I wonder why the authorities removed the word “swine.” Was it scaring people away from eating pork? Probably. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, H1N1 and H3N2 are swine flu viruses that are “endemic among pig populations in the United States and something that the industry deals with routinely.” Outbreaks can occur year-round. H1N1 has been observed in pig populations since at least 1930, while H3N2 began in the United States around 1998. (6) According to the CDC, swine flu has not been shown to be transmissible to people through eating properly handled and prepared pork. Properly prepared means cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160 degreesF, which is supposed to kill all viruses and other foodborne pathogens. But what if you consume pork from a pig that had influenza and it wasn’t cooked to that temperature guideline - then what? I certainly wouldn’t want to roll the dice and find out.

  13. wlodell

    wlodell

    11 uur geleden

    We do not eat pork in my family. We don’t eat shellfish either, except for my wife and one of my granddaughters who, somehow, somewhere started eating it. Now they eat crab too. They seem to love it! What next? I can’t stop them. I don’t know what to do.

  14. NYB Creative Productions

    NYB Creative Productions

    12 uur geleden

    We breed our own competition and essentially... Our own demise. #govegan

  15. Nem

    Nem

    12 uur geleden

    I love eating all sorts of sacred and forbidden animals, i always imagine someone yelling "He ate Jerry!!"

  16. random Ofw In Canada

    random Ofw In Canada

    14 uur geleden

    I witness, Chickens eating worms in cow droppings in the wild

  17. random Ofw In Canada

    random Ofw In Canada

    14 uur geleden

    Well explained Sir! Back home we raised pigs, they don't like dirt, infact they like eating grass and fruits

  18. common sense

    common sense

    15 uur geleden

    nice try, but you should dig further, the anunaki have the answer

  19. nik nak

    nik nak

    15 uur geleden

    PIGS: fast digestive system = hunger Hunger : more food. Anything they can get. Resulting in more parasites in their meat. So a person eating pig meat is more likely to suffer from bacterial problems and tapeworms.

  20. Joel McKinney

    Joel McKinney

    16 uur geleden

    Religions need prohibitions to define who "we" are, by defining what "we" don't do (what "we" agree is disgusting) but that our neighbors do still do. For mobile pastoralists, goats and sheep and even cattle make practical sense, but pigs (and chickens) are difficult to herd and feed on pasturage. As a pastoralist, if I needed to pick a boogeyman meat, pigs make the most sense. Speculation on my part.

  21. Grunf

    Grunf

    17 uur geleden

    Only seafood I like is drowned pig - inland croatian wisdom.

  22. harry viking

    harry viking

    19 uur geleden

    They used to make people sick due to trichinae, a parasite that used to be found in pigs (also polar bears and perhaps others...) and therefore was considered "dirty". Thats what I heard a LONG time ago. Nowadays pigs are not fed with rotten garbage and are under strict quality control. So just eat them! LOL!

  23. All things Cruz

    All things Cruz

    19 uur geleden

    He looks half Markiplier and half Seán Schemal.

  24. Dora Jenkins

    Dora Jenkins

    20 uur geleden

    Pigs eat garbage poop and will eat a human.. some people develop high blood pressure and worms . If someone wanted to get rid of a body feed it to a hog it will eat it all.

  25. Ferdinand Ricote

    Ferdinand Ricote

    21 uur geleden

    Abraham have no law about pig... Law of pork came to Moses only for Israelite... Noah eat pork and those have no law ...unfortunately Christ declared all are good ...parasite mean time are even seen in beef mutton etcetc

  26. Hulrom Rentaru

    Hulrom Rentaru

    23 uur geleden

    Im a former religious person and my parents hate me when I eat bacon 😂 I secretly fed them bread fried in bacon fat and they got no idea.

  27. who am i

    who am i

    23 uur geleden

    I have gone through quite a bit of research on this myself. I never arrived at the answer either, but i figured its either because some weird scientific stuff we dont realize that the god gave a hint in or its just god wanting to prank us. Or maybe its one of those limitation strengthen you thingy And i, a muslim, though well why the not. Its not that hard to avoid, but due to this mindset if i do eat them i wont give much fuck

  28. Ivan Alvarado

    Ivan Alvarado

    23 uur geleden

    I'm Christian but I eat pork and cow

  29. Chris Fendley

    Chris Fendley

    Dag geleden

    A big misconception is that pigs are filthy. They are one of the cleanest animals if given a chance. Pigs will do their business in a specific place in a field or pen if its big enough. They won't lay in their own mess like a cow or chicken will. Or mess where they eat. Pigs eat grass too. Lol. I raise hogs. This guy has read quite a bit but I don't think he has ever been on a farm that free ranges hogs.

  30. Ananda Kitchen

    Ananda Kitchen

    Dag geleden

    To see it from a spiritual perspective, we Muslims avoid eating pork merely because God forbids us to do so. Islam sees life as a big test, so He set some rules about what is lawful and what is not as a guide to pass that test. The results will be given after your death, either you end up in Heaven or Hell. It does not matter whether with the latest farming technology pork becomes "cleaner" than ever or stay "filthy". Basically it's about sticking to the game plan, not merely "being healthy".

  31. carl weeks

    carl weeks

    Dag geleden

    Swine is nasty filthy animals. God considered Swine to be Un-clean. Period...

  32. Old Time Farm Boy

    Old Time Farm Boy

    Dag geleden

    It is probably because pigs diet is the similar to humans. They, like we, will eat anything that does not eat us first.

  33. D. S

    D. S

    Dag geleden

    pickled pigs feet

  34. Tommy Kelly

    Tommy Kelly

    Dag geleden

    His shirt reminds me of a Downy wrinkle guard commercial.

  35. Z Hamed

    Z Hamed

    Dag geleden

    As Muslims, we do not try to rationalize each and every commandment or law in Islam, we simply accept them as-is. Sometimes the Quran or Hadiths do explain why a certain thing is prohibited or required, but in this case Quran 5:3 prohibits pork, along with blood, dead animals, animals slaughtered as sacrifices to other deities, asphyxiated (chocked) animals, animals that died by falling off a cliff, etc. It also prohibits drawing lots in the same Ayah, so it is not limited to food.

  36. J HS

    J HS

    Dag geleden

    I remember watching a video where they said in the olden days pork was actually bad

  37. Kerim Gueney

    Kerim Gueney

    Dag geleden

    Love the fact that he included the perspective of all big three Abrahamic religions. I appreciate the intellectual integrity.

  38. schalkeno1

    schalkeno1

    Dag geleden

    It's one of the only animals that will eat its own poo, also go to your local butcher and ask to smell a pigs foot. They get scrubbed and sometimes burnt to get the hair off, but the feet still reek of gross. That's why I don't like it

  39. mark m.

    mark m.

    Dag geleden

    A-hole answered his own questions over ten times. Before refrigeration, pork caused much illness and death, while meats caused this much less.

    • Captain Planet

      Captain Planet

      4 uur geleden

      He said there's no evidence that they were any worse than other meats. Don't be the asshole you're calling him.

  40. who knows

    who knows

    Dag geleden

    Man is so close to pig that the first insulin was from pig and heart valve replacement too. Also pigs will eat dead humans. We catch disease too "swine flu". Maybe the fallen angels messed with man's dna borrowing from monkey and pigs. I grew up on farm and the pigs had eyes like people even with different eye colors. Yikes.

  41. kakrot3

    kakrot3

    Dag geleden

    And then he ate maple smoke bacon and never looked back.

  42. Topsey Kretts

    Topsey Kretts

    Dag geleden

    Actually it depends on how we rear them. If we raise them in clean environment & feed them healthy herbs & green vegetables, I don't think there would be any problem.

  43. Matayo Keef

    Matayo Keef

    Dag geleden

    Pigs are here to clean not eat.

  44. McShady

    McShady

    Dag geleden

    well islam is a poorly designed religion that stole from jews and christians, so no wonder theres no good reason for the hatred of pigs in the religious texts.

  45. Mark D

    Mark D

    Dag geleden

    one possibility of the taboo of pork was way back in ancient times most of the people in that region of the world were nomadic tribes and one of the things they did to get meat was to invade farms and steal the animals...goats, cows and other animals could be lead into the desert....however because the pig was smart and because the pig knew that it would not survive in the desert, it refused to be lead into the desert. Because the pig would put up such a fight, thus giving away the theft of the animals, the nomads just stopped trying to steal them and only went for the other animals that didn't put up such a fight. So to be able to continue to steal animals the nomads took up the position that you can take all the animals but leave the pigs alone because they are just too hard to steal...errrr I mean the meat will get you sick! Now for the cover up...all the books say the difference between the animals they would eat and not eat was the chewing of the cud and surprise the pig is the only cloven hoof animal that didn't chew its cud so there you go! However in reality it was because they couldn't steal the damn animal and if they tried it would get them caught! So in order to not have that happen they made it a rule which fixed both issues of the pig. Now because the guy said that there was no historic reason for all this couldn't it be a possibility that this was the original reason? Who would ever confess that reason they didn't eat pig was because they couldn't steal them?

  46. DirtyMeatSack

    DirtyMeatSack

    Dag geleden

    Kerryon Johnson plays for the Detroit lions. Kerryon, carry on, carrion.

  47. red headed stepchild

    red headed stepchild

    Dag geleden

    Bacon for breakfast ... ham sammich for lunch and a nice big, fat rack of BBQ ribs for supper. Thats what Im talking about. USA USA

  48. Adnan corner

    Adnan corner

    Dag geleden

    it contain tapeworm...and better to eat herbivore... than this filthy animal because they spread the tapeworm eggs.. herbivore dont eat poop while this animal does.. and iam sorry that your foolishness to think ancient people were primitive.. give me a f***in break lifting those 1200 tons of single stones with sticks and stones.. you are really ignorant and foolish. population growth in middle east what ? it still the least populated region compared to other countries.. 45 million people living in the area equivalent of twice the size of europe. so how population growth ?

  49. Tim Sauder

    Tim Sauder

    Dag geleden

    Great video- I am Canadian in lock down here in the mountain in the Philippines. We have a lot of pork since it is raised all around us in very clean healthy environment with only purchased pig food. They won't even feed vegetable left overs. It tastes great. Now you gave me a reason to eat them. Pigs are very smart and make good pets. I have not tried it but read some great stories on it.

  50. Lawand Doski

    Lawand Doski

    Dag geleden

    Salamo aleykum

  51. Huang ZB

    Huang ZB

    Dag geleden

    Those who don't eat pork generally have a lower IQ.

  52. MatchesMan

    MatchesMan

    Dag geleden

    Pigs like mud as protection against skinnparasites. Very interesting vid🐷👍

  53. Jeanette Hansen

    Jeanette Hansen

    Dag geleden

    Hiyo! Pork was strongly associated with the biblical figure of Nimrod, you'll find info about him being killed by a wild boar. There was a tradition of deifying the rulers of a civilization, so a pork sacrifice kinda makes sense if it's revenge-motivated. Still, the whole point of the Abrahamic faiths is to NOT worship people/idols of them. It's a theme throughout the whole bible. Old testament and new(!). A good deal of the more confusing references in the books of Moses has to do with ritual activities that made sense to the people living at the time the books were written. Context, context, context! The book of Yasher (Translation: the righteous) is a decent 'historical' explanation of what was happening around the israelites (and in relation the sons of Abraham that branched off to become Muslims) at that time in history. :o) The pork prohibition was a way of maintaining cultural identity on a lot more fronts than just the dinner plate. The prohibition was rescinded in the new testament because it'd become a very isolating practice.

  54. NewGoldStandard

    NewGoldStandard

    Dag geleden

    Came for the pizza, stayed for a little food-anthropology.

  55. Bale Monte

    Bale Monte

    Dag geleden

    Could it be maybe because pigs EAT THEIR OWN FECAL MATTER??? Even when they have enough to eat and are kept clean, they still do it. Love those bbq ribs though.

  56. MT

    MT

    2 dagen geleden

    What about those pigs who eat " bellota" accorn only..

  57. JustAnotherAsianGuy 2

    JustAnotherAsianGuy 2

    2 dagen geleden

    i eat it ..... i'm top of the food chain ..... all i can say is .... more for me .... i could care less if you eat it or not

  58. yousef al q

    yousef al q

    2 dagen geleden

    I've raised goats my whole life and never have I seen them eating poop. There is innacurate information in this video.

    • Triangle Tiddy

      Triangle Tiddy

      14 uur geleden

      @youtube name Yes exactly that's what I am saying. Just as Adam said most animals will only resort to filth when they have no choice. That includes human beings. Not many animal enjoys stench or rolling in excrement for the most part.

    • youtube name

      youtube name

      14 uur geleden

      @Triangle Tiddy pigs are the same too. if you feed pig well enough they will not eat shit. hell dogs eat thier own shit this is common among a lot of animals.

    • Triangle Tiddy

      Triangle Tiddy

      Dag geleden

      They will eat it just like any other animal if they don't have good nutrients. Your goats not eating poop means you are feeding them well. It does not mean they won't eat poop.

    • Kerim Gueney

      Kerim Gueney

      Dag geleden

      Given enough hunger, most living beings will eat poop.

  59. Rogues Path

    Rogues Path

    2 dagen geleden

    I eat bacon everyday and I am proud to be an American (:

  60. Michael Oof Judah

    Michael Oof Judah

    2 dagen geleden

    He said that like a true heathen lol. The good ol Creator and father diss like that question answers and rest your case. Theirs more to it then that and a heathen is many so many agree because the don't know TMH

  61. FuturePress1

    FuturePress1

    2 dagen geleden

    pigs are plain nasty!

  62. Maher Makki

    Maher Makki

    2 dagen geleden

    That smooth ass transition to the sponsor

  63. T30-AFFAL0

    T30-AFFAL0

    2 dagen geleden

    They were quite a few things you got wrong. would just mention one . The laws in Deuteronomy was written before the Israelite settled in Canaan and even before the kingdom was divided into Judah and Israel. No way israel ate pork and judah did dont. makes no sense

  64. Sam Kash

    Sam Kash

    2 dagen geleden

    Pigs are dirty because they don't throw up their previous meals to rechew and reswallow got it

  65. Bal Loney

    Bal Loney

    2 dagen geleden

    Is Trichinosis mentioned in the bible, too?

  66. mrjamesgrimes

    mrjamesgrimes

    2 dagen geleden

    Pork is delicious... you idiots don’t know what you’re missing out on

  67. abingleyboy

    abingleyboy

    2 dagen geleden

    Isn't to Sweat like a pig meaning a pig being cooked on spit. The fat sweating out of it creating dripping. That's what I always assumed anyway.

  68. 1911indi

    1911indi

    2 dagen geleden

    HI ADAM- @ 2:44 YOU MAKE AN INTERESTING POINT OF SIMILARITY IN HUMANS AND PIGS, YET YOU SHOW THAT THE QURAN DOESN'T HELP ??? GO TO: CHAPTER 5 (THE TABLE SPREAD) :VERSE 60 - Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Shall I inform you of those who deserve a worse punishment from Allah ˹than the rebellious˺? It is those who earned Allah’s condemnation and displeasure-some being reduced to apes and pigs and worshippers of false gods. These are far worse in rank and farther astray from the Right Way.” NOTICE WHY PIGS AND HUMANS ARE MOSTLY SIMILAR ON THE INSIDE ! THEIR FLESH LOOKS IDENTICAL AND TASTE SIMILAR (FROM WAR SURVIVORS EATING HUMAN FLESH SURVIVING ON SEA) !

  69. Karel Kootjes

    Karel Kootjes

    2 dagen geleden

    one tell tale in this regards : If I eat even a little pork.. I will get pimples the next day (and Im in my 30s.. other than pork I never develop pimples anymore) -if it is FATTY pork like bacon, this happens a lot more, than if it is lean like a pork tenderloin and I evade it for that reason. -if the meat is biological in origine.. even less pimpling.. but want to know the real mad part.. If I eat boar.. hunted from the wild... even if nice and fatty.. not a single pimple.. -> and if you say thats boar is not pork... once upon a time I was lucky enough to eat wild pig (as in escaped in the 17th century and now living free in forests/jungle) also.. no pimples... Ofcourse this is to do with what pork gets to eat in the commercial industry. As inside the fat cells is where most the junk is stored in the body..

  70. George-Ștefan Leoca

    George-Ștefan Leoca

    2 dagen geleden

    Pork best meat.

  71. George-Ștefan Leoca

    George-Ștefan Leoca

    2 dagen geleden

    Pigs do kinda eat their own poop,saw it.

  72. jason haynes

    jason haynes

    2 dagen geleden

    Ok I'm gonna do my first ever meme style writing, ready? Check it out... go... 40 seconds in.... Adam: no one knows why people think pork is dirty video: instantly shows pig laying in mud n shit.

  73. Johnny Saratoga

    Johnny Saratoga

    2 dagen geleden

    As long as you don't know what you eat, it's fine lol

  74. onagi sana

    onagi sana

    2 dagen geleden

    I think it's always more risky to eat land based omnivores. Like chicken where u have to cook it properly as it's more susceptible to harbouring salmonella and other bacteria

  75. Zetsuke4

    Zetsuke4

    2 dagen geleden

    Hmm

  76. Tom Xander

    Tom Xander

    2 dagen geleden

    Its pretty apparent that it is mostly if not entirely, religion. The top two texts have it in them, both bible (original texts) and Quran (original texts) and also, Hinduism basically says killing animals especially farm animals or animals deemed as dieties or incarnations of dieties, where Vishnu himself was once a boar (not exactly a pig but they basically think its the same species of animal). What people fail to understand is context, as with many of these ancient texts. Take for example, Corinthians. This was written by Paul, to a divided church from his cell to admonish them about what they were doing with the holy communion. But we, out of context of course, take it literally as something that was told to us and make it law instead of learning WHY exactly Paul said this to the people in Corinth. What people fail to understand with most of the things written, maybe even a few years ago, is the context in which it was written and as to why it was written. Clearly, all texts pertaining to religion for 1) was written in context to the time, the conditions and the way life was then and also, 2) as i am a firm believe in God, were rules that were given at THAT TIME for the people of THAT TIME. What we can do is learn to read it that way and LEARN from as to why it was said instead of outright blindly believing them. Read, Question, Research, and Believe. If you believe in a God, then believe that he wants the best for us and us to be healthy and happy instead of blindly believing ALL that is said in some book written by.. well.. another human being.

  77. winxphantom

    winxphantom

    2 dagen geleden

    If meat isn't fish or steak it's incredibly boring to me. Other meats don't exist as far as I'm concerned.

  78. Alan Potter

    Alan Potter

    2 dagen geleden

    Yeah, right, muslims in their home country don't eat pork or drink alcohol, but after they cross the border to EU, things change.

  79. Matalinong Tsunggo

    Matalinong Tsunggo

    2 dagen geleden

    I love pork

  80. How To Vegan

    How To Vegan

    2 dagen geleden

    Well the comments have some good answers. Pigs will eat Humans, Pigs will eat carrion, pigs are just dirty animals. The most unhealthy meat you can eat is Pork, that is widespread of course Eating some Sharks will get you Mercury poisoning, but pork is just bad for your health.

  81. Ayyy lmao

    Ayyy lmao

    2 dagen geleden

    2:44 .-. The explanation is in the context of Noah's story, smh...

  82. wheels and reels

    wheels and reels

    3 dagen geleden

    Religion is pathetic

  83. Gy Bx

    Gy Bx

    3 dagen geleden

    Maybe because of trichinosis due to under-cooking in the ancient Middle East? Ancient Greeks ate pork. Islam followed Judaism's kosher laws. Lean pork has phenomenal protein, amino acids and minerals. Jesus knew he could conquer the world if he allowed converts to eat pork. ;-)

  84. Foodways Distribution

    Foodways Distribution

    3 dagen geleden

    Goats don't eat poop, that is a wrong statement. As any farmer will tell you, Goats, sheep and cows are fussy eaters, they don't eat a plant next to poops or one that was muddy or stamped on. The difference between goats and the rest is that they eat weed plants that sheep and cows wouldn't eat.

    • Gy Bx

      Gy Bx

      3 dagen geleden

      I ate goat in the Middle East and it was fantastic. I wish we had it in the USA. We have little variety in meat.

  85. Harald

    Harald

    3 dagen geleden

    I think I found the reason: nlcameras.info/wiki/mrC-ooFolnO31Gk/videom10s Not that the taboo is justified (nowadays), but this might help explain it.

  86. MA. GAMER

    MA. GAMER

    3 dagen geleden

    The pig meat is almost the same as human meat nobody wants to eat human

    • MA. GAMER

      MA. GAMER

      3 dagen geleden

      @Jinn Genie bro focus I didn't said the taste but the way it react to injury and hit and maybe other stuff

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      @MA. GAMER Ok so now we know you're talking rubbish because you've not eaten either pork or human meat. "Close"? How?

    • MA. GAMER

      MA. GAMER

      3 dagen geleden

      @Jinn Genie it's very close to the human meat and I don't mean the taste

    • MA. GAMER

      MA. GAMER

      3 dagen geleden

      @Jinn Genie Google it

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      What a ridiculous statement.

  87. Game Busting

    Game Busting

    3 dagen geleden

    I dont know if this is right, this is what i learned in school. Many people in the persian empire were getting sick from eating pork because the pig had some diseases, they just didnt know at the time. They thought all pigs were unhealthy and bad to eat so they banned it

  88. Ivan Smith

    Ivan Smith

    3 dagen geleden

    I had from someone that the kidneys of Pigs did not clean the blood of Pig meaning that the meat/pork was unclean/unhealthy for human to eat but this could be lies because I later learn that this person was a known liar so...................

  89. Amazon37 Mustafa

    Amazon37 Mustafa

    3 dagen geleden

    fool adam pork is posion period avoid it deads your heart

  90. The Real Flenuan

    The Real Flenuan

    3 dagen geleden

    Religion is, and has always been, a type of politics.

    • The Real Flenuan

      The Real Flenuan

      2 dagen geleden

      @SUPPY___b Religion and politics _sensu stricto_ have always been intertwined by society, since at least the earliest recorded history. Religious arguments and political arguments were originally seen as the same thing. The morality of something would be judged based religion if possible, but when religion didn't provide a straightforward answer the moral questions would be passed on to the political sphere, which for most of history has been extremely conflated with the divine. Kings, queens and any other royalty were seen as literally divine and/or having a supernaturally close connection to the gods; even well into the advent of Abrahamic religions, kings and queens were seen as appointed by God (they had “divine right” to rule). Nowadays, the church and state are pretty separated in Western countries (though not so for all of the world), on a legal and more importantly societal level, but the conflation between the two remains. Ethics-related arguments in politics are very often based on religious ones: “God made us equal” or “God made us different”, and all kinds of (contradictory) arguments from all sides (even though, in just the most recent decades, the right wing has become the “more religious” one.) When I say religion is a type of politics I mean that on a functional level they are mostly the same thing. You could also argue politics is a type of religion, but most people would find that harder to accept. If you definite politics as a set of ideologies which influence societal decisions, then religion is inherently a part of it. The only way to define religion as not political would be to explicitly discount it in the definition: “… a set of ideologies which influence societal decisions, _except for_ religion and spirituality.” Such a definition is clearly forced, awkward and unnatural.

    • SUPPY___b

      SUPPY___b

      3 dagen geleden

      Explain

  91. superdreadi

    superdreadi

    3 dagen geleden

    God did not create certain animals to be eaten , there were both clean and unclean animals. The clean animals were created to be eaten , the unclean animals are scavengers , they do the cleanup jobs such as carrion birds ( vultures etc ) or fish that do not have scales which feed from the ocean bottom and again do the clean up . The flesh of these animals as I have aforementioned were not suitable for human consumption for God did not create their flesh to be eaten . It is not just because of the diet that they consume which we may find gross but rather these animals eat these things as garbage disposal units because they are created for this purpose and not for our consumption .

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      Rubbish! Who told you these lies?

  92. Vinayak Vidhyasagar

    Vinayak Vidhyasagar

    3 dagen geleden

    It contains tape worms which land up in brain, I get dewormed after every time I eat pork

    • Vinayak Vidhyasagar

      Vinayak Vidhyasagar

      2 dagen geleden

      @James yes they contain a certain species of tape worm that lands up in your brain, I don't remember the species name, but they are always fed with hotel or restaurant waste that smells like heavily rotten, some times I have seen pig flesh containing white spots which indicates Tb!!but pigs have a unique flavour which is awesome👍

    • James

      James

      2 dagen geleden

      lol no they do not. where do you get your pork from that you rowrry about tape worm lol

  93. Ron Smith

    Ron Smith

    3 dagen geleden

    I stopped eating bacon a long time ago. Turkey bacon only!!!!

  94. Ahmad

    Ahmad

    3 dagen geleden

    You did all this research but never asked a muslim scholar

    • Ahmad

      Ahmad

      2 dagen geleden

      @Jinn Genie what do you mean? What I am saying is he did not include anything from a muslim scientist or an islamic research

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      "Muslim scholar" That has to be the ultimate oxymoron.

  95. Greg Summerson

    Greg Summerson

    3 dagen geleden

    All raw meat is unclean,cook it then your ok,how long will it take you to get eight cows or goats? Eight years,with hogs one season

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      I love steak tatare and blue steaks.

  96. Moise Zigo

    Moise Zigo

    3 dagen geleden

    Big rats .

  97. Richard WhiteCrow

    Richard WhiteCrow

    3 dagen geleden

    I will tell you why I don't eat of a pig. They are related so closely to us in this way: They are very intelligent and able to reason. They have a high level of emotions with social and family structure. Most of all, they wear OUR skin, but lack the ability to sweat as you pointed out, so they have to coat their skin with a layer of dirt to prevent sunburn. With details such as this, they are free of my plate and captivity.

  98. Level1 Selamat

    Level1 Selamat

    3 dagen geleden

    Farm raised if clean, no problem. Pork is still meat sourced by a lot of native people in the periphery of civilization since time immemorial

  99. DJM78787

    DJM78787

    3 dagen geleden

    "Nobody knows why."!!!! It comes directly from the Holy Bible. Deuteronomy 14:8, The pig is also unclean; although it has a divided hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses. A rule the Jews have followed for thousands of years. Also check Leviticus 11:7-8, And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

  100. Norodin Lucman

    Norodin Lucman

    3 dagen geleden

    The Bible is not even enthusiastic about pigs. Check it out. Jesus Christ doesn't like pigs himself. So what's the fuss?

    • Jinn Genie

      Jinn Genie

      3 dagen geleden

      Do you know how many words Jesus says in the Bible? I do and know every last one.

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