[Sca-cooks] Kangaroo meat (was Re: Vegetarian & Vegans)
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Jul 28 13:02:04 PDT 2008
Susan Fox wrote:
>Some people heard Australia and made the mental jump to Kangaroo
>meat, I suppose. [Pun intended, of course.] Like we don't produce
>enough beef on this continent? And you know how squeemish we USAns
>are about meat from "cute" or just non-standard animals.
I am having trouble finding reliable statistics on it but I do know
that both processed beef and live cattle are imported into the U.S. I
know Argentina and Canada are two of the source countries and I know
that Argentina has a yearly quota of 20,000 metric tons that my be
imported into the U.S. if the meat is in compliance with USDA
standards. (some info on Argentine imports to the U.S.
This one http://www.ers.usda.gov/news/BSECoverage.htm has some info
on the total beef imports to the U.S. (in both pounds and monetary
value). I think you will be quite surprised just how much meat we are
And this one also touches on the amount of imports in one of the
>That being said, now I find myself curious how Kangaroo tastes. I
>hope it is better than Ostrich, which is pretty darned blah.
I have had kangaroo steak. It was very delicious.
Then again, I think bison is pretty tasteless and others think it is
fabulous. Your mileage will vary.
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