Sunday, October 6, 2013

Canada Geese Will Play a Central Role in the Future Norwegian Diet

@JMG:

"Damien, good to see you here again! Of course you're quite right, and we're fortunate here on this side of the pond to have two very common species (Canada geese and wild turkeys) that produce excellent quills."

Canada geese was introduced to Norway in 1936, and is now on the blacklist as an invasive species.

Still, I think we should be happy for it, as Norway is one of the countries that has invested most of it's natural resources into the financial market, replacing stuff we could trade in the future with numbers in the international stock market computers.

Sooner or later, probably sooner, someone will for sure choose to use the energy needed to run these computers for growing food, and all our fictive billions will be gone.

Then we cannot import food from all over the world anymore, and we'll have to eat canada geese, herring and potatoes. - Øyvind Holmstad
Greer answered:

Oyvind, Seattle had a major problem with Canada geese at one point, and it was solved in a very simple and natural way. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a lot of Russians emigrated to the Pacific Northwest, and every year in the week or so before Christmas and Easter respectively, you'd see elderly Russian women show up in the city parks that were most plagued by geese, equipped with a loaf of cheap bread and a sturdy sack. They were good -- I never actually saw one nab a goose, though I saw some apparently empty sacks come back full -- and the natural process of predation reduced the goose population to a sustainable level in a few years. I highly recommend letting Norwegian grannies know about the technique...
In near future canada geese will become a blessing for Norwegian stomachs! Photo: Mike Peel

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