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Tuesday, 19 October 2004

PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA?

Ananova gives an account of the successful breeding of giant guinea pigs for human food. Peruvian researchers, having sought their quarry for the past 34 years, have now developed a large nutritious guinea pig that weighs in at around a kilo.

The meat of the jumbo guinea pig is high in protein and low in fat and cholesterol, like rabbit -- but the guinea pig has tiny little legs, which make it hard for it to escape a hungry IPKat ..

Chinese patent for the feeding up of American guinea pigs here
Even bigger guinea pigs here, both dead and alive
Other valuable intellectual property from darkest Peru here

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