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(BBC)   Turns out by "lasagna beef" they meant "100% horse meat"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2013-02-07 09:51:23 PM
3 votes:
Contaminated? Horse is delicious.

This outcry is like "I wanted to buy some silver bars, but the damn fools gave me platinum and said since it was their mistake I could keep it. I'm so angry I'm getting a superior product for less than market price."
2013-02-08 04:36:48 PM
2 votes:

TheGhostofFarkPast: Quaker: [longshotsblues.files.wordpress.com image 500x348]
Does not approve.

wow a Mash joke, nice one grandpa. Wonder how many people here actually know who that is. You mine as well throw up some Monica jokes are well, hell throw up all of Jay Lenos 1990's routine which is basically a recent episode.


Wow be a dick much?
2013-02-08 09:27:56 AM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Spiralmonkey: Why not just use British beef?

Ever heard of "Mad Cow"? People are still filling their diapers over that.


Yep.   That's why it's governed by some of the strictest standards in the world.  British beef has a system where the meat can be traced back not just to the farm but the individual animal.  If they were using British beef it would be beef, not horse.   It costs more, but it's guaranteed to be what it says it is, and it's guaranteed to be from a healthy animal.  Imports can't be trusted because they don't operate to the same standards.
2013-02-07 10:50:01 PM
2 votes:

Spiralmonkey: Why not just use British beef?


Ever heard of "Mad Cow"? People are still filling their diapers over that.
2013-02-07 10:34:30 PM
2 votes:
This puzzles me - is horsemeat actually cheaper to obtain than beef?
2013-02-07 10:31:58 PM
2 votes:

Spiralmonkey: So far all the contaminated meat is coming from Ireland, France and Poland.  Why not just use British beef?  It's governed by some of the strictest standards in the world, and at least you know the animal's name wasn't originally Mr. Fluffykins.


Because British beef has been bred back on itself several times until the population developed a large incidence of MADNESS.  much like the aristocracy, in fact.

/just kidding.
2013-02-07 10:30:39 PM
2 votes:
If people have been eating horse meat for so long and couldn't tell the difference, then horse meat must taste pretty dang good, huh?

Is it unsanitary? no,

Is it unhealthy? no.

Is it tasty?  apparently it is.

All this horsemeat stuff makes me think I want to try it.
2013-02-07 08:38:07 PM
2 votes:
So far all the contaminated meat is coming from Ireland, France and Poland.  Why not just use British beef?  It's governed by some of the strictest standards in the world, and at least you know the animal's name wasn't originally Mr. Fluffykins.
2013-02-08 04:46:32 PM
1 votes:

Tillmaster: born_yesterday: some_beer_drinker: thrgd456: If people have been eating horse meat for so long and couldn't tell the difference, then horse meat must taste pretty dang good, huh?

Is it unsanitary? no,

Is it unhealthy? no.

Is it tasty?  apparently it is.

All this horsemeat stuff makes me think I want to try it.

i hear it's perfectly acceptable in italy. normal, even. maybe i should try it.

I've had it in Germany.  It was OK.  I preferred the pork tartar sandwiches I could get at the butcher.  You heard me. They taste like pork, onions, and danger intestinal worms.

FTFY.


Triccanosous has been pretty much wiped out

/ on phone no spellcheck
2013-02-08 01:14:15 PM
1 votes:
I'd love to try a horse.  I definitely wouldn't love to try horse that came from a suspicious source, likely was "euthanized" by lethal injection, and got butchered by rusty knives before being passed along to me as "beef".
2013-02-08 09:39:47 AM
1 votes:

Ostman: Whereas all Americans have home meat testing labs due to their incredible foresight?


No.  In the States you have the FDA which tests and regulates hormones and antibiotics.  They're not good for you, but at least they have to pass scientific muster.   In Europe we have the problem of illegal substances which are widely used due to bans, but only tested by the people who are creating them i.e. mafia paid chemists.  It is literally just like bicyle doping and the substances are constantly tweaked.  I really don't want to eat either one, but if I had the choice I'll take the ones which have been tested and approved.
2013-02-08 03:21:47 AM
1 votes:

thrgd456: If people have been eating horse meat for so long and couldn't tell the difference, then horse meat must taste pretty dang good, huh?

Is it unsanitary? no,

Is it unhealthy? no.

Is it tasty?  apparently it is.

All this horsemeat stuff makes me think I want to try it.


I don't see any ethical distinction between eating horsemeat or eating beef, provided you know what you're getting. If you are buying a beef lasagne or beef patties, you kinda expect them to contain beef. Secondly, if you're having mystery meat the source of it may be a problem. Horses are sometimes treated with drugs that are toxic to humans. Indeed, if a horse was killed with an injection the poison could taint the meat. Here in New Zealand there was a case of horse flesh being fed to a pair of lions in a zoo and it killed them. This is why those pesky government officials like food inspectors are actually worthwhile.
2013-02-08 02:00:25 AM
1 votes:
Looks like someone failed the flight test.

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2013-02-08 01:21:16 AM
1 votes:

TheGhostofFarkPast: Quaker: [longshotsblues.files.wordpress.com image 500x348]
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wow a Mash joke, nice one grandpa. Wonder how many people here actually know who that is. You mine as well throw up some Monica jokes are well, hell throw up all of Jay Lenos 1990's routine which is basically a recent episode.


yet somehow you recognized a long running syndicated sitcom pic. are you really so pathetic that everything in your life has to be state of the art cutting edge hot off the press no more than 5 minutes old? i think not. you're just a dooshbag.
2013-02-08 12:29:12 AM
1 votes:
Why is everyone so worked up? English eat any garbage you put in front of them. They eat kidneys for God's sake.

Their national drink is made with bloody juniper berries and quinine. Their other national drink is dried leaves stolen from enslaved Indians.

Their most popular takeaway was invented when a drunken Scotsman stumbled into an Indian restaurant and asked for a tandoori "wi' some fookin' gravy on i'."

Horsemeat's too good for those barbarians.
2013-02-08 12:09:49 AM
1 votes:

TheGhostofFarkPast: Quaker: [longshotsblues.files.wordpress.com image 500x348]
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wow a Mash joke, nice one grandpa. Wonder how many people here actually know who that is. You mine as well throw up some Monica jokes are well, hell throw up all of Jay Lenos 1990's routine which is basically a recent episode.


That's Sherman T. Potter and Sophie. It must not have been too obscure considering you knew what show it was. I'm barely 30 and I knew that.
2013-02-07 11:59:09 PM
1 votes:

ongbok: So right now it is unclear if the horses used were bred to be eaten by humans or not.


Earlier stories have suggested that the horses were former race horses, with many of them having been given injections of steroids or other hormones.  Some of those hormones have health implications to humans (too lazy to look it up).
2013-02-07 11:22:22 PM
1 votes:
longshotsblues.files.wordpress.com
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2013-02-07 10:52:24 PM
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: Einstein, the world's smallest lasagna ingredient


www.johnrwallace.com

That has to be the Bronies' most fond dream come true!

/ I'm talking about the horse. Not the kid.

// Well, probably the kid too. They're really creepy, those bronies.
2013-02-07 10:18:42 PM
1 votes:
I had braised horse flesh in a cafe in Paris back in the 90s. It was advertised openly on their menu, not disguised as beef or anything . It was delicious.
2013-02-07 10:18:22 PM
1 votes:
Einstein, the world's smallest lasagna ingredient

www.johnrwallace.com
2013-02-07 09:30:17 PM
1 votes:
I see Garfield being ok with this.
 
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