Earlier today the New York Times reported on some astonishing cross-cultural food news: China offered to eat Denmark’s current oyster infestation into oblivion.
It all started last week, when the Danish embassy in Beijing shared a report that an invasive species of mollusks called Pacific oysters are making themselves at home along the Scandinavian coast, choking the shore and seriously annoying their Danish hosts.
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In a video posted to Weibo, the most popular social network in China, the embassy jokingly asked viewers, “Visit the Danish coast to eat fresh oysters, is it a date?”