Clearly, the only solution is to make all currency in the Kingdom be meat. I mean, ADoM.
Admittedly, the thought of hacking EVERYTHING I come across into bits so small that we don't get icons for them kind of amuses me. Except for the ones that are pretty much entire corpses, and therefore edible. No sir, no eating just half a cow for me! It's all or nothing!
I sort of agree with this. Maybe only creatures who are capable of picking up items or using equipment should be capable of dropping anything. As a means of compensation, maybe the corpse-drop chance for animals could be increased, making them a more valuable food resource vs. humanoids.