The current avian flu scare sweeping across Asia, and concerns about mad cow disease in North America, have created something of a boom for Japan’s Ostrich farmers.
Bird flu has already struck in Japan, but so far ostriches are in the clear. And as the birds’ upper legs and back apparently taste like beef, their popularity is soaring (no pun intended).
One chef even went so far as to claim that â€œIf beef, pork, and chicken are the big three meats, this (ostrich meat) is the fourth.â€
So there you go.