This headline in the January 3rd edition of The Daily Telegraph has to be one of the most intriguing of the year so far – just for its sheer improbability! Not that food adulteration stories are anything to laugh about. Especially in China, where contamination of baby formula milk, and cooking oil, have both led to dire health consequences and severe punishments for the perpetrators. But the thought of tucking into a delicious plate of donkey and finding a bit of fox in it puts our own squeamishness about horse meat in the shade don’t you think? Now, if you’ve quite finished your hedgehog, can you pass the salt!