After Horse Meat Scandal, Why Is Some Food Taboo?

Feb 19, 2013
Originally published on February 19, 2013 12:55 pm

The discovery of horse meat in European beef products created an international uproar. James A. Serpell, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, explains why some foods that are forbidden in some cultures are considered delicacies in others.