This may be a teeny bit late for Earth Day—but now every day is Earth Day for pork lovers! According to Slate, studies show that pig meat is greener than beef and other red meats. Although I do love a good steak... cows expel a bunch of methane when they belch or fart (the stinkers) whereas pigs do not. Pigs also reproduce more efficiently—cows & sheep give birth to maybe one little calf or baby lamb a year. Pigs on the other hand can have 20 to 30 little piglets. They also take less time (and less feed) to reach their market weight.
So go ahead and indulge in all your favorite pork products—especially bacon! Organic, humanely raised, nitrate-free bacon of course.