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Indigenous Ass Meat and other Food Commodities

Posted 21 April, 2007 at 12:51pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Cooking For Engineers, Food)

While doing some research on corn production for my latest article on Cooking For Engineers, I found this site operated by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. There are some surprising revelations about who produces what food commodity and in what quantities. For example, I was not surprised that African countries lead the world production of Ass Meat, but I was surprised that Spain was the sixth largest producer. I also thought for sure the U.S. would lead in game meat production (we do love our game) since we lead in chicken, pork, beef, and turkey - but Papua New Guinea leads by a sizable margin. And having mentioned chicken, the U.S. leads world production of chicken (and China doesn't even show up in the top 20 chicken meat producers), but China leads in chicken egg production - producing more chicken eggs than the U.S. produces chickens, by weight!

1 comment to Indigenous Ass Meat and other Food Commodities

John, April 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm:

  • The game numbers are interesting. They must include game "harvested" and consumed outside the official econonmy since wild game generally cannot be sold in the US.

    I would guess NZ would move up a few notches if the measure were restricted to commercial sales. Most game there is introduced species that are treated more or less as vermin and can be hunted for commercial sale pretty much year 'round. Also, they raise red deer in captivity.