An Indian official has proposed that his fellow countrymen eat rats to reduce the price of food all over the world. His logic runs like this: Since rats consume 50% of the grain in the northeastern state of Bihar, eating them would save the grain for human consumptions and cause the price of grain to drop all over the world ?
Ahem, either something is missing from this AFP story or India is producing much more grain than I ever imagined. Doubtless he said -or meant to say- that eating rats would cause the price of grain to drop in India.
Whatever the truth of what he said is, I'm not serving rat for dinner until the economy collapses or I run out of mouse :-)
Rat snacks can solve world food price crisis: Indian official