Sunday, February 10, 2008
Reference: Rat invasion fuels famine fears, Bangkok Post, February 11, 2008
It is reported that thousands of people in a certain region of Bangladesh and across the border in India face starvation and famine because of a population explosion of field rats (Rat invasion fuels famine fears, Bangkok Post, February 11, 2008). The rats are eating food grains in the fields and in granaries. The concerned authorities may wish to send a delegation to Thailand to learn how to trap, cook, and eat rats. Fat grain-fed field rats are delicious and nutritious whether grilled or curried. In the short run it would solve the starvation problem and in the long run it would control the rat population.