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On the left, pancreas glands are examined as they arrive from the meatpacking house. On the right, the glands are run through grinders before the next step in the process, insulin extraction. Photograph courtesy of “Stories from the National Museum of American History” http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/11/two-tons-of-pig-parts-making-insulin-in-the-1920s.html

“GMOs” for the Animals: The case of pig-free insulin

by Juan Drewjn, Vegan GMO Latinoamerica. Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (i.e. glucose) is too high. Type 1 diabetes prevents your body from making insulin. With type 2 diabetes -the most common type- your body doesn’t make or use insulin well. Insulin is a protein that is needed to lower glucose levels […]

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