Pigs!

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In medieval times throughout Europe, and in many parts of the world, especially in Asia even today, the humble pig is at the centre of dometic economy. Pigs are a source of food, but so much more; they contribute to just about every aspect of life, and there is not one part of a pig which need be wasted. In this fascinating TED talk, Dutch researcher Christien Meindertsma talks about her research in which she followed the after-life of a single pig, to see what sort of a contribution she had made to the world. It makes you think…

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