Friday, February 15th, 2013

She'll Be Eating Six White Horses When She Comes

"The scandal over horse meat in the European food chain widened Thursday from a case of mislabeling to one of food safety as public health authorities in Britain said that a powerful equine painkiller, potentially harmful to human health, 'may have entered the food chain'"—but only in France, so phew. In related news, the Guardian headline "Horsemeat scandal: 'fresh beef' discovery as tests overwhelm laboratories" might lead one to think that analysis had discovered some actual beef mixed in with all the ground-up stallion, but alas, no: "tests revealed potentially dangerous contamination of meat with veterinary drugs and Asda confirmed the first trace of horse had been found in a fresh beef product." It is getting to the point where the whole idea of eating meat seems increasingly more risky and disgusting: maybe we should all just switch to fish. Or, uh, maybe not.

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SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

a powerful equine painkiller

A decade ago, those used to be called Cosmopolitans.

hershmire (#233,671)

@SidAndFinancy No wonder I'm addicted to hamburgers.

BadUncle (#153)

But at my back I always hear,
Sarah Jessica Parker drawing near.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

“We think it’s working through stress relief on the fish. It removes the fear of being eaten.” Sounds like a win-win to me!

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