International longpig meatmarket

Paul Raven @ 25-02-2011

Grimly fascinating reading over at Wired, where there’s one of those infografficky-mashup articles about the international trade in illicitly-obtained human organs and body parts. Even when we’ve reached a point when we can reliably print off spare parts for our meat-machines, the ol’ global wealth gap pretty much ensures that there’ll be a cheaper option overseas if you’ve got the right contacts. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “unbranded spares from China”, doesn’t it?

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3 Responses to “International longpig meatmarket”

  1. Darren Turpin says:

    Michael Marshall Smith, your Boy Scouts’ Prophecy and Divination badge is in the post…

  2. Dave says:

    Is there some hot restaurant I am unaware of? This foody wants to know who shops at the longpig meatmarket!

  3. Paul Raven says:

    Darren: yet more evidence that I need to read MMS, and soon.

    Dave: have you ever read Transmetropolitan? Longpig is a restaurant franchise… 🙂