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Jose Miguel Gomez / Reuters

Jose Miguel Gomez / Reuters

A worker prepares to put snails (Helix Aspersa) on their panels in a farm near Choachi. Colombia Husband and wife team Armando and Mariela Rey own Colombia’s largest snail farm, exporting the bulk of their 200,000 snails – or four tons – monthly production to Canada. The gourmet snails are processed using a French cooking technique and some are sold locally to Colombian restaurants.

Jose Miguel Gomez / Reuters

Jose Miguel Gomez / Reuters


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  • Michael

    They taste like fried mushrooms – same texture too.

  • AnonWgtn

    Are they for the Dennison Plateau ?

    • Would be a good name to market them under: Escargot de Denniston

  • Steve (North Shore)

    These snails are to be eaten? Good thing they are not in NZ otherwise the Greens would have to save them

  • Seems like an industry that doesn’t take much space and tech. Can we do it here? If not, why not?

    • Bad__Cat

      Because if there was money to be made from them they would suddenly become Taonga