Food Inflation Datapoint of the Day

Reuters reports from Cambodia:

Demand has pushed a kilogram of rat meat up to around 5,000 riel ($1.28) from 1,200 riel last year.

They don’t say how many rats are needed to provide a kilo of meat, however.

The stated reason for the rise in the price of rat meat is the expense of beef: 20,000 riel per kilo. Which works out to about $2.33 per pound, which seems cheap to me. Is there a website somewhere showing the price of beef in different countries around the world?

(Via Hamermesh)

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