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Erika Madsen, the seal hunter Emil Madsen's wife, begins with a long incision to clean the seal her husband shot in Cap Hope village, Greenland. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) After cleaning the seal, she will cook the best meat for her family, feed the remains to the sled dogs, then dry and sell the sealskin. Seal meat continues to be an important source of meat for some Greenlanders, but for many, Danish food has replaced the indigenous diet.

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Erika Madsen, the seal hunter Emil Madsen's wife, begins with a long incision to clean the seal her husband shot in Cap Hope village, Greenland. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) After cleaning the seal, she will cook the best meat for her family, feed the remains to the sled dogs, then dry and sell the sealskin. Seal meat continues to be an important source of meat for some Greenlanders, but for many, Danish food has replaced the indigenous diet.