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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wretched Excess Department: Abu Dhabi Moves into Caviar

From today's New York Times: "The Fish that Lay the Golden Eggs,": "Abu Dhabi is talking caviar on a scale that would make czars blush." They're building the world's largest indoor caviar factory which, at full production, could account for over a quarter of global production.

I guess if you're a major consumer you ought to get in on the production end as well, but so much for dispelling stereotypes about the lavish lifestyles of the rich and Emirati.

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