The beef-crazy people of Argentina, who on average consume more than their body weight in beef each year, are faced with a national shortage of the red meat. Their fearless leader is encouraging them to try an alternative: pork.
The Independent reports that Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez is using sex to sell the other white meat. According to the paper, “She has given a speech touting pork as a cheap alternative to Viagra – and suggesting that she had personal experience.” They quote President Fernandez , during a speech announcing subsidies to the swine industry, saying: “‘I didn’t know that eating pork improved sexual activity, [but] it is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra.”
If the above quote had been made by a U.S. politician, Pfizer, the parent company of Viagra, would have already filed a lawsuit for slander. Of course, no U.S. politician would dare challenge the pharmaceutical industy so it’s a moot point. At any rate, if Valentine’s Day was not enough to put the romance back into your life, then maybe you should learn from the good people of Argentina.