Posted by April MacIntyre
Jan 29, 2010, 9:07 GMT
Pork, the other white meat, is getting a major shout out from Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez.
Volkswagen Argentina president Victor Klima (L) kisses the hand of Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez (R) after a pork chop lunch EPA/Cezaro De Luca
According to the leader, pig meat puts lead in your pencil.
My favorite AP story of the day is that of Argentina's Cristina Fernandez, who told a crowd of steak loving Gauchos to back away from the bovine, and embrace the oinkers.
She even claimed eating pork was more effective that Viagra, and shared she has personally proven it.
"I didn't know that eating pork improved sexual activity," Fernandez said in a meeting with representatives of the swine industry late Wednesday, according to the AP via radio Mitre. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra."
She humorously endorsed the pork meal as a big thumbs up on her and hubbie former President Nestor Kirchner's performance in the sack: "it was all good...I think they might be right."
This speech was all about subsidies for the pork industry and beefing up sales for the pig meat in red-meat obsessed fish hating Argentina.
The AP reports that Fernandez approved subsidies to keep the price of pork low despite inflation, and her government has also recently subsidized red meat producers after beef supplies sharply declined in the South American country.
The head of the association of pork producers, Juan Luis Uccelli, got in on Fernandez's act by claiming Denmark and Japan have a much more "harmonious" sexual life then the Argentines because they tucked into pork and bacon.
"In Osaka, Japan, there is a village in which the people who reached 105 years old and ate a lot of pork had a lot of sexual activity," he told radio Mitre.