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Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world via @grist

Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world via @grist

Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods , eats some pretty strange dishes. Now, he wants you to do the same in the name of saving the world: You can change the world one plate at a time. If we can take better advantage of the global pantry and eat from a wider variety of choices we would do more to combat food poverty, our damaged food production system, obesity and other systemic health and wellness issues than any one single act I can imagine. Here are some suggestions, but be creative. It works. Here are the five foods he suggests we all start stuffing our faces with: 1) Donkey – or really any hoofed protein, like venison, elk, kudu, and buffalo. These animals boast lean meats and could help get us off feedlot beef and factory farmed pork. 2) Little fish like mackerel and sardines. Teeny fishies — with their heads on, Zimmern notes — boast high levels...

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