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(Anchorage Daily News)   We as a country can get rid of all the invasive animal species in our lands if we join together, roll up our sleeves, and do it the American way: By eating our way out of the problem   (adn.com) divider line 53
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2014-05-26 09:35:44 AM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbian_Exchange


    ackee
    almond
    apple
    apricot
    artichoke
    asparagus
    banana
    barley
    beet
    bilberry (not to be confused with blueberry)
    bitter melon
    black pepper
    Brassica oleracea-derived vegetables
        kale and collard greens
        broccoli
        cabbage
        brussels sprouts
        cauliflower
    cantaloupe
    carambola
    cardamom
    carrot
    cinnamon
    clove
    coffee
    citrus (orange, lemon, etc.)
    cucumber
    date palm
    fig
    flax
    garlic
    grape (Vitis vinifera, the common wine grape)
    hazelnut
    hemp (including cannabis)
    kiwifruit
    kola nut
    lettuce
    mango
    millet
    nutmeg
    oats
    okra
    olive
    onion
    opium
    peach
    pea
    pear
    pistachio
    radish
    rhubarb
    rice
    rye
    soybean
    sugarcane and sugar beets
    taro
    tea
    turnip
    wheat
    walnut (English)
    watermelon
    yam (sometimes misnamed "sweet potato")

Yeah, yeah some of them suck...
 
2014-05-26 10:48:36 AM  
Coincidentally, Feral Hog is Bill O'Reilly's Redtube login.
 
2014-05-26 11:54:24 AM  
Never been effective for controling Politicians.
 
2014-05-26 11:59:48 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Coincidentally, Feral Hog is Bill O'Reilly's Redtube login.


I wonder what his brazzers is
 
2014-05-26 12:00:03 PM  
Been wanting to try lionfish for some time now.
 
2014-05-26 12:01:47 PM  
So, white people are going to eat other white people? Sounds like a win-win to me.
 
2014-05-26 12:02:11 PM  
How to cook carp:  cover carp in melted butter and salt.  Wrap in foil, cook for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.  Unwrap the foil, throw the carp away and eat the foil.
 
2014-05-26 12:03:10 PM  
i'll have the zebra mussel chowder and a kudzu salad...
 
2014-05-26 12:03:34 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Coincidentally, Feral Hog is Bill O'Reilly's Redtube login.


We trap and eat those here in Florida. Ive got friends who have hog pens so after you catch them you give them feed and after about 6 months you get the gameiness out of the meat. Unfortunately there are way more hogs around and not enough people wanting to hunt them.

/feral hogs not Bill O'Reilly
 
2014-05-26 12:05:42 PM  
Why not process the invasive species and use that as feed for farmed salmon?
 
2014-05-26 12:05:52 PM  

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I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.

 
2014-05-26 12:14:43 PM  
Its how were handling the snakehead here in md. Theyre more or less pike, but with no size minimum and no creel limit. Well knock em back eventually. Bonus, they are yummy grilled and with a little lemon.
 
2014-05-26 12:16:07 PM  

basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.


Viral Up to call ground starling beak an aphrodisiac.
 
2014-05-26 12:17:30 PM  

basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.


I had read somewhere years ago that sparrows were on the menu in Japan. Been trying to figure out how to get all of ours to them ever since.
 
2014-05-26 12:18:40 PM  
photos.mongabay.com

/ good luck with that
 
2014-05-26 12:20:38 PM  
For a second there I was really hoping this would be about cannibalism...
 
2014-05-26 12:22:42 PM  
We all know where this is going: we release giant apes to eat everything, expecting them to freeze to death in winter.

/hate every ape I see
//from chimpan A to chimpan Z
///I love you Dr. Zaius!
 
2014-05-26 12:22:46 PM  
As to the starli gs, its all marketing. We start by callimg it a squab and dig up some old school recipies for them from the old country. Maybe start serving them in one or two nyc food trucks.
 
2014-05-26 12:23:07 PM  
For some species it can work well. For others, not so much. And for many, even though they're invasive they've found a niche here and are doing well enough that we don't care.

It's one arrow in the quiver, that's all.
 
2014-05-26 12:23:24 PM  
imokwiththis.jpg
 
2014-05-26 12:25:38 PM  

snocone: basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.

Viral Up to call ground starling beak an aphrodisiac.


Did you know that eating Mute Swans makes your c**k grow as long as their necks? I read it in an e-mail my grandpa forwarded to me, so it must be true!
 
2014-05-26 12:32:25 PM  
Pigeons and the Eurasian collared doves. The doves are now all over the U.S. and in the 'burbs they're probably just eating bird seed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_collared_dove

These doves are fatty-fat birds. I bet they make good eating.
 
2014-05-26 12:34:05 PM  

Michic: For a second there I was really hoping this would be about cannibalism...


37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-26 12:34:52 PM  
I was watching something about invasives and this guy with brass dive weights was training sharks to eat lion fish. He'd spear a fish, then wave it around in front of a shark. Shark would smell the blood, then inhale the fish. The ones in that part of the atlantic didn't know lion fish were food.
 
2014-05-26 12:36:57 PM  
parentpreviews.com
 
2014-05-26 12:38:01 PM  
Grill 'em all up and serve them over some knotweed. Plenty of that stuff, too.
 
2014-05-26 12:41:11 PM  

dryknife: basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.

I had read somewhere years ago that sparrows were on the menu in Japan. Been trying to figure out how to get all of ours to them ever since.


Sparrows were a staple -- when you could get 'em -- in Medieval England. And, I presume, elsewhere.
 
2014-05-26 12:43:10 PM  
I'd like to see someone come up with a rig that would troll for those jumping carp and grind them into fertilizer.
 
2014-05-26 12:47:17 PM  
FTA

"People are scared of fishy fish. This one in particular is very mild, very easy going on the palette."

So artists are using them for painting too?
 
2014-05-26 12:58:34 PM  

TwowheelinTim: FTA

"People are scared of fishy fish. This one in particular is very mild, very easy going on the palette."

So artists are using them for painting too?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-26 01:01:50 PM  

yakmans_dad: dryknife: basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.

I had read somewhere years ago that sparrows were on the menu in Japan. Been trying to figure out how to get all of ours to them ever since.

Sparrows were a staple -- when you could get 'em -- in Medieval England. And, I presume, elsewhere.


The operative phrase there being "when you could get 'em".  They ate a lot of weird things in the Middle Ages.  When you're a starving peasant, you're not too particular about what you manage to get on your plate.
 
2014-05-26 01:02:09 PM  
Some rebranding might be in order.  It's what  I suggest 'Asian Carp' be rebranded as the 'greater exotica yummy fish', and feral hog be rebranded as the 'free range baconcritter'.

That's what made the rarely sought after patagonian tooth fish nearly extinct after it was rebranded as 'Chilean sea bass'.
 
2014-05-26 01:24:46 PM  
The feral horses and pigs wouldn't be that hard to get people to eat. Kudzu might be a tougher sell
 
2014-05-26 01:38:54 PM  
If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.
 
2014-05-26 01:44:35 PM  
They are still trying to get people to eat Nutria and those things are farking delicious. Problem seems to be finding enough people to be willing to hunt them. Maybe time for some HUGE tax breaks for commercial hunters who kill pest species.
 
2014-05-26 01:45:59 PM  

Egalitarian: Pigeons and the Eurasian collared doves. The doves are now all over the U.S. and in the 'burbs they're probably just eating bird seed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_collared_dove

These doves are fatty-fat birds. I bet they make good eating.


They aren't bad at all, they have a better taste than the Mourning Dove. Mourning Dove have a hint of liver that the Eurasian doesn't. The Eurasian is somewhat sweeter tasting and is larger bodied. That said, they don't taste like chicken and would taste better if they did.
 
2014-05-26 01:49:50 PM  

big pig peaches: If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.


Fera hogs are a plague. There is nothing redeeming about them. They taste nothing like free range heirloom porkers.
 
2014-05-26 01:56:54 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: big pig peaches: If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.

Fera hogs are a plague. There is nothing redeeming about them. They taste nothing like free range heirloom porkers.


So they taste bad?

I know about the damage they are doing. It's really easy to see why they are forbidden by Jews and Muslims if you consider the Middle East environment is sort of like Texas. You don't what pigs crapping in all your fresh water.
 
2014-05-26 02:03:53 PM  

big pig peaches: Mid_mo_mad_man: big pig peaches: If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.

Fera hogs are a plague. There is nothing redeeming about them. They taste nothing like free range heirloom porkers.

So they taste bad?

I know about the damage they are doing. It's really easy to see why they are forbidden by Jews and Muslims if you consider the Middle East environment is sort of like Texas. You don't what pigs crapping in all your fresh water.


I haven't had them, but I know a hunter who goes after them every year.  He says unless you get them less than a year old, they are gamey and stinky as all get-out, due to the sagebrush, mesquite, & other resinous stuff that they eat.
 
2014-05-26 02:05:25 PM  

big pig peaches: Mid_mo_mad_man: big pig peaches: If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.

Fera hogs are a plague. There is nothing redeeming about them. They taste nothing like free range heirloom porkers.

So they taste bad?

I know about the damage they are doing. It's really easy to see why they are forbidden by Jews and Muslims if you consider the Middle East environment is sort of like Texas. You don't what pigs crapping in all your fresh water.


The pork your buying form the store is from castrated males. They gain weight faster and put on more fat. With intact testicles a pigs meat becomes very foul. It You can smell it in the raw flesh. It stinks. The wild sows I've ate in Texas were only fit for sausage. Spiced to hide the meats taste
 
2014-05-26 02:08:26 PM  

FrancoFile: big pig peaches: Mid_mo_mad_man: big pig peaches: If I could get some free range feral hogmeat at a decent price, up north, I would be all over it. You know how much free range pork costs. It's ridiculously expensive, but so much better then the dry "other white meat" crap.

I reckon the industrial pig farmers would have a big problem if they started exporting any I quantity.

Fera hogs are a plague. There is nothing redeeming about them. They taste nothing like free range heirloom porkers.

So they taste bad?

I know about the damage they are doing. It's really easy to see why they are forbidden by Jews and Muslims if you consider the Middle East environment is sort of like Texas. You don't what pigs crapping in all your fresh water.

I haven't had them, but I know a hunter who goes after them every year.  He says unless you get them less than a year old, they are gamey and stinky as all get-out, due to the sagebrush, mesquite, & other resinous stuff that they eat.


Any uncut male pig has stinky flesh. Tame or feral it doesn't matter
 
2014-05-26 02:24:10 PM  

wildcardjack: I was watching something about invasives and this guy with brass dive weights was training sharks to eat lion fish. He'd spear a fish, then wave it around in front of a shark. Shark would smell the blood, then inhale the fish. The ones in that part of the atlantic didn't know lion fish were food.


Now that is cool.

/blah blah eating invasives... Sure is making a dent now.
 
2014-05-26 02:26:49 PM  
Yakmans_dad: Careful with that ax, Eugene.
 
2014-05-26 02:27:07 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The feral horses and pigs wouldn't be that hard to get people to eat. Kudzu might be a tougher sell


I've been making garlic mustard pesto all damn spring and have barely made a dent. If kudzu is actually edible, you could be a millionaire if you figure how to make it cheap and good. But since I can't even manage that with garlic mustard I have my doubts.
 
2014-05-26 02:37:08 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Mid_mo_mad_man: The feral horses and pigs wouldn't be that hard to get people to eat. Kudzu might be a tougher sell

I've been making garlic mustard pesto all damn spring and have barely made a dent. If kudzu is actually edible, you could be a millionaire if you figure how to make it cheap and good. But since I can't even manage that with garlic mustard I have my doubts.


I don't know if kudzu is fit to eat. Maybe it would disappear if it was Chinese "medicine". Tell them it causes hard ons and let them wipe it out.
 
2014-05-26 02:39:58 PM  
If I can't do it from an app on my ipad then its too hard.

I don't want to have to like, read stuff or have to go out into the forest.
 
2014-05-26 02:47:17 PM  

Egalitarian: Pigeons and the Eurasian collared doves. The doves are now all over the U.S. and in the 'burbs they're probably just eating bird seed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_collared_dove

These doves are fatty-fat birds. I bet they make good eating.


I have those visit my feeders all the time.  I would eat those if the world broke down, they are fat with corn and millet.

/I also have starlings
//and house sparrows
///I wouldn't eat those two
 
vpc
2014-05-26 04:53:07 PM  
The biggest problem with Himalayan blackberry? Never mind the thorns, the snakes, the heat, and the fact that you can't kill the plants by picking all the fruit off?

It's often co-located with poison ivy.

/planning to go bring home several gallons in a couple of weeks anyway; I'll wear pants.
 
2014-05-26 05:16:53 PM  

snocone: basemetal: [static.ddmcdn.com image 380x530]
I don't think starling would go over too well at restaurants.

Viral Up to call ground starling beak an aphrodisiac.


Principal caught sayof?
 
2014-05-26 06:00:11 PM  
Others, like feral hogs, reproduce too quickly to make a dent.

i1211.photobucket.com

/not very related, but something different at least
 
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