Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pigs everywhere

The surprise is in the fact that elements of production contributed to by pig farming include not only predictable foodstuffs -- pork chops and bacon -- but far less expected non-food items: ammunition, train brakes, automobile paint, soap and washing powder, bone china, cigarettes. ...

Fatty acids derived from pork bone fat are used as a hardening agent in crayons and also gives them their distinctive smell.
--kottke.org on why vegetarians may not want to use crayons, among other things. HT: Marginal Revolution

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