[but does it flavor the chickens?]

Topic: Korea

And how do you get the chickens to eat it?

These are the questions raised by an intriguing BBC story on claims that kimchi, fed to chickens, may be a cure for the bird flu that is currently wiping out chicken populations across Asia and creating serious worries of a global pandemic.

The results so far are inconclusive, and researchers have no idea why kimchi would be able to stop the deadly virus. It does make intuitive sense, though, that Korea’s flaming-hot, reeking, fermented national dish may be toxic to some organisms. I just assumed the organisms were people.