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Old 11-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Panda poo to be used as fertilizer for world’s most expensive tea

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

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The added cancer-fighting quality professed by An is unproven, but the gimmick alone could make him a rich man. In his application for the patent, An claimed that tea grown from panda excrement could fetch as much as $36,000 per pound.

By comparison, the world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, sells at anywhere between $100 and $600 a pound — chump change compared to panda tea.


Still cheap right???


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Old 11-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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Kopi luwak, which has a unique processing stage inside an Asian Palm Civet, is passed through its digestive tract.The civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape.
Now it's Panda Poop for tea.

What's next, Elephant poop for blackberry patches? "Watch where you step Tanda! Over here girl, you missed a spot! Ahhhhh, very good! You piled it high on that bush!"
Did you wash your hands after making your tea this morning? Let me smell your fingertips!
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Now, that is a real crock of... Oh, never mind!
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