So much for cheap camel meat -

So much for cheap camel meat

The global recession drives up the price of an Egyptian staple


The global economic meltdown has reached the camel market. In Egypt, the price for camel meat—what poor families traditionally turn to when beef or mutton is too expensive—has climbed, pushed up by hurting herdsmen in Sudan and Somalia. In the last year, the going rate has gone from $1.80 a pound to as much as $2.90 a pound. And the traders and butchers are turning their anger on the Egyptian government.

L.A. Times

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