Tuesday, January 03, 2006

You can have my truffles--when you pry them out of my cold, dead hand!

Just when you think things can't get any worse, comes news from World The Times and the Sunday Times:

The worldwide trade in caviar was effectively suspended today when the UN said it could not approve export quotas for the expensive delicacy for the coming year.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) said that it was unable to set export quotas for the Caspian Sea basin, where 90 per cent of the world's caviar is produced, because it did not have enough information about the region's fish population and the illegal trade in the eggs.
What next: will I have to give up my Kobe beef and rotten shark?

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