Illegal Food, And Food That Ought To Be Illegal

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Post by mjfillen » February 2nd, 2017, 9:32 am

What is some kind of food that is illegal where you live that other people eat legally?
Or food you think ought to be illegal. You could explain too.

At the moment I can only think of one illegal food, and that is Scottish Haggis. It is not illegal because it tastes bad, or because it sounds like a bad idea, grinding oatmeal and sheep organs together with seasoning and cooking it in a stomach. All that is disgusting for people who did not grow up eating organs. But the ingredient that makes it illegal is sheep lungs, because of some disease transmitted thru eating lungs. It all sounds bad to me but I guess some people actually like it. [*shivers*]

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Post by argonant » February 3rd, 2017, 11:34 am

US here: raw milk cheeses. A unique and in my opinion wonderful food experience to seek out for those traveling in Europe, esp. France. Meanwhile, our government has decided for us that the risk of disease is too high (a debatable assessment) to allow citizens to make educated choices for themselves.

Should be illegal: imported pre-peeled shrimp and other foods that we have good reason to suspect are produced by slave labor.
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Post by TriciaG » February 3rd, 2017, 11:40 am

I THINK shark fin soup is illegal here. Either that, or it was up for debate at one time.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 3rd, 2017, 8:30 pm

We rednecks will eat anything.

http://www.mcd.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MCD_-_Product_Information_Sheet_-_Game_Meats1.pdf

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Post by mjfillen » February 6th, 2017, 3:04 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:We rednecks will eat anything.
http://www.mcd.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MCD_-_Product_Information_Sheet_-_Game_Meats1.pdf
"Kangaroo: The ultimate in free range. YOU try and keep one behind a fence."
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Oh my gosh... :shock: I guess I never thought there were enough camels around to eat... Or people who wanted to eat them...
I don't think people should eat bears or their parts. I can't imagine that eating any carnivore would be a pleasant experience anyway.
Did you know that eating any quantity of shark liver will kill you? You overdose on either vitamin A or D and it kills you. It's accumulated there from all the creatures they prey on.

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Post by annise » February 6th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Would have thought most sharks were laced with mercury - top of the food chain problem in oceans.
Australia has more wild camels than anywhere else they say - they were introduced to cross the arid centre along with "Afghan" drivers and were turned loose when the trainline went in - and they multiplied .

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 7th, 2017, 6:58 pm

I imagine sharks would give you ciguatera poisoning too, at least up north on the coral reefs.

http://safefish.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Seafood-News-Ciguatera-Poisoning.pdf
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Post by mjfillen » February 7th, 2017, 10:36 pm

I wonder if I am mixing up shark liver with bear liver as being toxic because of high vitamin A levels. I just read about it and it says "The liver of certain animals — including the polar bear, bearded seal, walrus, moose — are particularly toxic." It didn't mention sharks. Or how vegetarian moose accumulate so much. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis_A

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Post by annise » February 7th, 2017, 10:40 pm

Maybe . certainly some of the polar explorers died from vitamin poisoning from eating liver.

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » February 27th, 2017, 10:20 am

I enjoy Scottish haggis, and so does my terrier.

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