Remember the public outcry when University of Stellenbosch meat scientists published a study in 2013 showing that some processed meat products in retail stores contained donkey flesh that was not declared on the packaging? The societal outrage that ensued was not due to product mislabelling and the cheating of consumers, but rather to the use of donkey meat itself. Well, guess what? The donkeys are back, but this time they are neither packaged nor preserved. Last week, I received an invitation from Anga Holdings representative Mompati Kgomanyane-Modimogale, who wanted to share insights about the donkey product value chain. Having recently read about new investment in Kenya and Zimbabwe aimed at creating this value chain, I accepted the invitation.To my surprise, the presentation did not touch on donkey skins and meat, but focused only on donkey milk, and the soap and lotion that is derived from it. Anga Holdings considers donkey milk a good alternative for consumers with bovine dair...

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