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This puts the cost of an organic chicken into perspective

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twentypence Fri 29-Aug-08 22:22:15

nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/odd/4972295/rat-meat-demand-inflation-bites

savoycabbage Fri 29-Aug-08 22:23:25

Doesn't it just!

AvenaLife Fri 29-Aug-08 22:23:50

Nice! Did you know they are security tagging expensive cuts of meat in some Tesco and Sainsburys stores because people have been stealing them. hmm

Guadalupe Fri 29-Aug-08 22:24:10

Mmmm, rat. Yum.

MatNanPlus Fri 29-Aug-08 22:27:55

hmm can't see it catching on in the 'all you can eat' buffets myself.

shock AL

twentypence Fri 29-Aug-08 23:03:11

Yes that was in the news here as well.

stitch Fri 29-Aug-08 23:10:07

actually, why should it be so weird? once you get over the ewwww factor, rats are just the same as any other animal you would have to slaughter and butcher yourselves before youcould eat it. so better to eat rat meat, than no meat at all

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Fri 29-Aug-08 23:14:33

Don't they carry hideous diseases though? Are they not transferable to humans?

stitch Fri 29-Aug-08 23:54:37

surely when you cook the meat, the disease causing germs die?

BloodySmartarse Sat 30-Aug-08 00:30:33

hungry enough, youd eat rat too. take my word for it.

expatinscotland Sat 30-Aug-08 00:30:58

go veggie

hifi Sat 30-Aug-08 00:34:54

they dont eat rats off the street, its rats that are bred for eating. i hope that makes it more palatable for everyone grin.

MarsLady Sat 30-Aug-08 00:35:40

Just reading the words rat meat was enough to convince me. I didn't read the article. Still shuddering at the thought...

BloodySmartarse Sat 30-Aug-08 00:36:54

whatever man
ive eaten snails, frogs less, horse, emu, crocodile, ostrich...
id eat rat.

and i reckon any one of you would too, if you were hungry enough. trust me.

MarsLady Sat 30-Aug-08 00:38:45

not hungry enough yet smartarse! grin

BloodySmartarse Sat 30-Aug-08 00:44:52

nope.
but im damn sure you could make a bit of ratmeat appealing enough given the right herbs and spices... grin

twentypence Sat 30-Aug-08 06:05:33

I'd eat a rat that had been grown especially for the purpose of being eaten. I question how much meat would be on one though.

foxytocin Sat 30-Aug-08 06:46:04

I don't have a problem with it. Rats are also eaten by the rural poor in India. Rats eat the grain in the rice fields so they have had an excellent diet.

British people eat rabbits, another rodent.

foxytocin Sat 30-Aug-08 06:47:24

guinea pigs, not much bigger than a rat is eaten in Peru

dilemma456 Sat 30-Aug-08 23:59:57

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cheesesarnie Sun 31-Aug-08 00:14:53

Go veggie.much cheaper ,better for you etc etc.grin

AMAZINWOMAN Mon 01-Sep-08 07:03:01

Lots of people think that we are strange as we eat beef.

notsoteenagemum Mon 01-Sep-08 07:16:59

Makes me feel a bit icky but so does eggs and cows/sheeps/goats milk ewww.
Smartarse is right though.

FlightAttendent Mon 01-Sep-08 07:24:36

I suppose any animal that is friendly seems less threatening to eat. I mean a sheep doesn't go for your neck when cornered does it. grin

I hate eating meat anyway. Milk also wrong imo but am not good vegan, have been very lazy and not tried hard enough. sad

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