Live Eels and Dead Gators Sold At International Wal-Marts
Wal-Mart, with the approval of First Lady Michelle Obama, recently announced it would introduce healthier foods. Store brands will eliminate trans fats and reduce sugar, artificial colors and sodium. This is a positive step.
What many people don't know is that Wal-Mart owns and operates over 4,000 stores in more than 15 different countries and that the foreign places stock their shelves with local goodies not found in the American stores. So while the Wal-Marts here in Miami are loaded with white bread, sugary cereals and canned stews, Beijing locations offer a totally different experience. Here are some food items at International Wal-Marts that you're not likely to find at your neighborhood store anytime soon:
Walmart China sells live eels and fish for food. At least you know they're fresh.
Wal-Mart China has pig feet for sale. What's disturbing is that the feet are out on display for anyone to touch, like we display bananas. Are you supposed to squeeze a pig foot to see if it's ripe
It's Florida so it's not uncommon to go out to The Everglades and enjoy a boat ride and some gator bites. But when was the last time you saw a whole gator in the fish department at Publix? I'll guess.
The last turtle standing. He looks so sad...you would be too if you knew your family were sold to make soup.
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