I would eat horse meat – no questions, if I were starving.
Or, if the horse was allowed to feed free-range style, like chickens.
Otherwise, I would need to know that there were absolutely no drugs in the horse. I just do not care for modern pharmaceuticals. That is a trust issue.
by Joyce Hung
Fri, Mar 8th 2013
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Just when you thought the horse meat scandal in Europe was winding down, it’s once again getting media attention as more cases continue to pop up. But is horse meat really that bad? According to people who have (willingly) eaten it, horse meat has been described as being lean, tender, sweet, juicy, like a mix between beef and venison, and better than a really good beef steak. Perhaps beef products in Europe should just come with a label that says: “May contain traces of horse meat.” Here are a few more links about horse meat.
- Traces of horse meat were found in IKEA’s signature meatballs which had been distributed to 21 European countries. Did you know that food sales make up 5% of the Swedish furniture giant’s $35.6 billion revenue, and that about 150 million IKEA meatballs are consumed globally? [url]
- Nestle has had to remove two of its pasta products from store shelves in Europe after traces of horse DNA were found in them. In both cases, the amount of horse DNA found in the products was higher than the 1% threshold which the British Food Standards Agency uses as an indicator of adulteration in foods. [url]