Christien Meindertsma: How Pig Parts Make the World Turn

Christien Meindertsma is a Dutch artist who conducted a 3-year research project called “Pig 05049” to find out what happens to all the parts of a pig after it’s slaughtered.  Her results are fascinating, entertaining, and sometimes shocking.

Here is a link to her TED talk from July 2010, and a short description of the project:

Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 187 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.

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