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May 3, 2013 03:17 PM

The Sewer to Table movement in China is thriving

Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

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  1. Not only rat, but fox and'd think marketing fox would get a better price than lamb.

    1. An element of this is that some were trying to have rat meat considered a delicacy and were farming rats.

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      1. re: Kris in Beijing

        "Rat meat costs four times more than chicken or pork and twice that of beef"

        Wow, this widens the door for counterfitters - wonder if anyone is trying to sell beef as rat?

        1. re: porker

          That's the Bamboo Rat meat that is supposedly $$$$ and she has not established distribution.

          1. re: Kris in Beijing

            Is it free range? Organic? I am sure it is BGH free, but what about RGH?

            James Clavell's book King Rat immediately comes to mind. "They eat anything."

      2. When I grew up, cane rat was a delicacy. Really quite good.

        Also fairly common (but not as common as cane rat) was the giant pouched rat -- people would eat that one too, but I don't recall ever doing so myself.