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Seal hunter Emil Madsen's rifle tied to a wooden stand during one of his hunting trips near his home in Cap Hope, Greenland. (Emil Madsen is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) He has just shot a seal and is rowing his small plywood boat out to haul it in before it sinks out of sight and reach. Unfortunately he did not reach this seal in time and it was lost beneath the ring of blood on the clear arctic sea. Seal meat continues to be an important source of meat for some Greenlanders, but for many, Danish food has replaced it in the native diet.

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Seal hunter Emil Madsen's rifle tied to a wooden stand during one of his hunting trips near his home in Cap Hope, Greenland. (Emil Madsen is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) He has just shot a seal and is rowing his small plywood boat out to haul it in before it sinks out of sight and reach. Unfortunately he did not reach this seal in time and it was lost beneath the ring of blood on the clear arctic sea. Seal meat continues to be an important source of meat for some Greenlanders, but for many, Danish food has replaced it in the native diet.