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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080827/..._cambodia_rats

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The price of rat meat has quadrupled in Cambodia this year as inflation has put other meat beyond the reach of poor people, officials said on Wednesday.

    With consumer price inflation at 37 percent according to the latest central bank estimate, demand has pushed a kilogram of rat meat up to around 5,000 riel (69 pence) from 1,200 riel last year.

    Spicy field rat dishes with garlic thrown in have become particularly popular at a time when beef costs 20,000 riel a kg.

    Officials said rats were fleeing to higher ground from flooded areas of the lower Mekong Delta, making it easier for villagers to catch them.

    "Many children are happy making some money from selling the animals to the markets, but they keep some for their family," Ly Marong, an agriculture official, said by telephone from the Koh Thom district on the border with Vietnam.

    "Not only are our poor eating it, but there is also demand from Vietnamese living on the border with us."

    He estimated that Cambodia supplied more than a tonne of live rats a day to Vietnam.

    Rats are also eaten widely in Thailand, while a state government in eastern India this month encouraged its people to eat.

    (Reporting by Ek Madra; Editing by Alan Raybould and Paul Tait)


    Actually, I ate quite a bit of rat while in Nam - usually smoked and dried, like jerky. And no, it doesn't taste like chicken.

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    Im far more worried about overall government spending.

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    Does not bother me one iota -could barely afford rent before i went on disability and now , making a whopping 44% of my former salary, I can't afford to pay attention .

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    Note to Self: don't surf this site while eating at desk.
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    Silvester Stallone said rat burgers were pretty good in "Demolition Man"

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    Glad I don't eat meat...
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    Whadda ya mean you no eat no meat ? eat meat everybody eat meat !!!

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