Saturday, December 20, 2008

Caviar for the Homeless

The homeless in Italy will be dining in style after eighty-eight pounds of contraband caviar was confiscated from smugglers.

The caviar has been given to Italian charities to be served alongside the traditional foods they feed the poor on Christmas — like lentils, pasta and cake — officials said Saturday.

Italy and many other countries ban beluga caviar — often the most expensive variety — in hopes of saving the dwindling population of sturgeon who produce the salty eggs.

Officials in the government decided that instead of destroying the caviar like they have done in the past that they would donate it to charities that feed the poor and the elderly on Christmas.

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