3.4.08

Farting cattle? Try eating 'roo' meat

What's that? Ahh, yes. Yesterday, it was camels, today its kangaroo meat.

I really was ignorant about kangaroo meat for food or as a substitute for beef and lamb chops :-) My nearest recollection of coming face to face with a kangaroo was in a zoo.

And here's what 'roo' meat advocates say. The fight against global warming can use the help of those who might be interested to try kangaroo steak or kangaroo lasagna. Because, if you do, that's less cattle butchered and that means less cattle farting. Cattle passing gas contributes to greenhouse gases. Yes, sireeee, seriously, as in methane:-).

This is not funny. In fact Greenpeace, the most widely recognized environment inspired organization aside from WWF,
made a "controversial call to eat less beef" and instead switch to kangaroo meat. It is said that, "nearly a quarter of the planet's greenhouse gases came from agriculture, which releases the potent heat-trapping gas methane". On the other hand, "Kangaroos do not emit greenhouse gases. They are not hooved animals either so they don't damage the soil."

So all of you folks who would like to do your share in reducing global warming, try to eat something exotic, (well that's how I consider it at the moment, since it is one type of meat not available around here where I am) :-) try kangaroo meat.

Kangaroo meat is said to be "
tender, very high in protein, and low in cholesterol (less than 2% fat)". It can be used as a substitute for "most beef and lamb recipes or served with a light sauce, however because of it leanness care must be taken to avoid overcooking".

For kangaroo meat recipes try this place, as well as here and here. Happy eating.

BTW, I am quite sure kangaroo meat is lovelier with wine reds.

Cheers!



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