Some religions forbid pork meat, with the explanation that this meat is unclear. There are many medical studies and experiments that support this claim as well, so there is something more behind the belief of these religions.
As scavengers, pigs eat everything including feces, spoiled sustenance and urine. The poisons in these foods for pigs cannot be eliminated from the pigs’ bodies, because the food is digested and processed in only 4 hours. They remain in the organs and fat cells of the animal.
In a research carried out on 200 pigs, the dangerous microorganism called Yersinia enteroclitica was found in almost 70% of the pigs. This microorganism causes cramps, fever, vomiting, sickness and diarrhea. The research also states that ground pork is even more dangerous that slashes of pork.
Many other contaminants were found in the meat as well. For instance, one contaminant was ractoparmine, medicine that can even cause death if sick people consume it. This medication is banned in China and Europe, yet pork has it.
The infections and parasites in pigs can be transferred to people as well as the other dangerous substances.
The intestinal parasite Taenia solium causes appetite loss and tissue contamination. and the parasitic roundworm Trichinella causes malaise, edema, fever and myalgia. Sweating, fever, migraine and chills are caused by the menangle infection and jaundice, nausea and weariness are caused by the viral irritation hepatitis E.
Cooking pork meat reduces the chances of developing the above mentioned problems. However, the right temperature that will destroy all of the threats is not known.
If you continue to consume pork, use a meat thermometer to measure the inward temperature of the meat when cooking it.
Pork slashes should be cooked at 145 degrees Fahrenheit, and ground pork should be cooked at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Crude pork should never be stored with other ingredients that are eaten crude. After touching crude pork, wash your hands. Buy pork that has no medication, ractoparmine, anti-toxins and chemicals in it. When antibiotics are used, find the proclamations.
The sign Animal Welfare Approved means that anti-infection agents are used it treating diseases. The sign natural does not show the ways the pigs were raised and whether antibiotics were used. There can also be anti-microbial residues on the packages.
Even if the package says that the pork is organic, there are still health concerns about this meat.
This meat is often contaminated with pork worm or Trichinella spiralis. This parasite is especially dangerous for the intestines. Fortunately, cooking the meat properly will destroy this harmful parasite.
These parasites survive both on steel grates and cement. Anti-microbials in the food just aid the survival of these terrible parasites.
The feeding operation of pigs has really low standards. Even though you cook your ground pork and pork slashes well there are still a lot of dangers. You may still catch a certain disease if you eat more and more pork.
Nowadays, most of the pigs used for meat production are found in factory farms in huge stockrooms. They do not enjoy the clean air and the bright sun on the beautiful pastures in the wild. These animals eat only medications and anti-infection agents instead of green grass. This type of artificial food allows the pig to develop fast and be available for the market.
Moreover, in the factory farms pigs are surrounded by their own vomit, urine and feces in the confined space where they live. The pigs also breathe in lethal gas and get mange.
Most of the pigs also get pneumonia before the time when they are slaughtered, because of the presences of ammonia in the feces and urine.
All of the above mentioned things are only a few points of what is really happening away from the public eyes. So, consider all of the dangers before eating pork meat again.
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