There have been recent reports of impoverished North Korean farmers reduced to eating boiled tree bark for sustenance. Any one that has read The Hunger Games knows that the characters have resorted to this survival tatic a few times before.
Also In Finland, bark bread made from pine and birch trees was born in a time of famine and remains popular to this day throughout Scandinavia.
Could bark now also be heading to a bar or restaurant near you?
The idea of feasting on wood may sound more unusual than it really is.
To begin with you probably already eat wood on a regular basis. Though hardly an industry secret, many consumers were surprised — after an unsuccessful class-action suit over Taco Bell ingredients – to learn that wood pulp is a mainstay of a lot of fast food and processed snacks.
Breads, pancake mixes, breakfast cereals crackers, pizza crust, mashed potato mixes and nearly every product made by McDonald’s contains wood pulp by its more consumer-friendly name, cellulose.
How cool is that? Would you ever resort to eating tree bark? Have you before? What was it like?
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