|Iguana iguana, Zoo of Puerto Rico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"Once, Mr. Ramírez Camejo says, he laid a skinned iguana carcass outside his dormitory window to dry in the sun. His fellow students were horrified. "Disgusting!" he recalls them saying. "How can you eat that?" From then on, he says, he began drying the meat in a microwave oven instead.
Puerto Rican officials hope iguana lovers like him will provide a lucrative market overseas. The government is now encouraging entrepreneurs to get into the iguana-exporting business with incentives like subsidized rent."