20 Feb '12, 10am

Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

If the idea of nibbling on something you found dead on a roundabout leaves you feeling queasy, you might want to take a deep breath. Because, you may be surprised to learn, some people consider roadkill a delicacy. As unappetising as it might sound, growing numbers are switching the source of their red meat from farms to roads and getting stuck in to the delights of ‘drive-by cooking.’ Why? Aficionados claim that roadkill is a cheap and ecologically sustainable source of fresh meat, both nutritious and, if you can swallow it, delicious too. ‘People think it’s just tarmac jam that you have to scrape off the road but it’s just not like that at all,’ insists roadkill connoisseur Alison Brierley. ‘When I first started, I had the same issues in my head but when you start learning about it, you start to think: this is actually better, it’s better for you. And it’s better for the...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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