Tweet Invasive species take over new habitats so quickly because they usually have no natural predators in their new home, allowing them to reproduce quickly and overwhelm native populations competing for the same food. The latest foreign invader to make headlines in the U.S. is Asian Carp, a fast-moving, quick-breeding intruder that has taken over [...]
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Tweet Late last month it was announced that scientists in Holland have successfully grown pork meat in a petri dish. The meat was developed from special cells called myoblasts that are specifically programmed to repair muscles in a live animal. If they are left in a super rich broth of nutrients, as the experiment in [...]
Tweet A website called Fancy Fast Food has taken all the mass produced food that makes Americans fat but that we love to eat and turned it into top quality fine cuisine, complete with garnish. The results are actually very stunning, even after viewing the before picture. Some examples include: Nathan’s Not-So-Famous Faux Foie Gras [...]
Tweet To most Americans, goat meat sounds like a foreign and unsavory dish consumed in far-off places by people who don’t have many other options. In reality, goat is the most commonly consumed type of meat the world over, and not just in the Third World. America is one of the few holdouts where goat [...]
Tweet Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects of any kind. Before you recoil in horror, consider a few interesting facts about eating insects: 1,700 different insect species are eaten in 113 countries across the globe. Scientists note that insects are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats as well as other key vitamins [...]
Tweet Yes, your favorite childhood pet is also a favored delicacy in the Andes. Called “cuy,” (coo-wee) by locals in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, roasted guinea pig has a gamey taste similar to rabbit and is said to improve intelligence and focus if eaten regularly. In Cuzco, Peru, cuy is roasted like a suckling pig [...]
Tweet Pulque is a thick, milky alcoholic drink first enjoyed by Aztec kings in the centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquistadors. It is fermented from the juice of the maguey plant, which is an aloe-like relative of the agave, the source of tequila and mezcal. After the fall of the Aztec empire, the masses [...]
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