Posts tagged malawi
I saw this bizarre photo on Yahoo. Its a reminder that not all cultures are equal. In Malawi, where Madonna shops for babies, the farmers seem to be growing corn for the wrong purpose, if you go by what the caption of the AP photo says:
Cooked, salted or dried, field mice are strung on sticks and sold as a popular delicacy in Malawi in markets or at roadside stalls. The rodents are hunted in corn fields after the harvest when they have grown plump on a diet of grains, fruits, grass and insects. Malawi, with a population of 12 million, is among the poorest countries in the world, with rampant disease and hunger, aggravated by periodic droughts and crop failures.
“Popular delicacy” my ass. If these morons would keep the rats out of the corn and stop eating the diseased critters, perhaps they could grow some decent food and improve sanitation. The way the AP words it, this is “just how Malawi likes to roll.”
12 percent of this country’s population has HIV/AIDS and half of the population is aged 16 or younger. Just more proof that Africa is Hell on Earth.