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January 19, 2007

It's Hard to Eat Just One

Fried_grasshoppers In Nigeria’s far north-eastern Borno State, man is biting back against the desert locust. Swarms of migrating locusts seasonally strip the semi-arid region of its scanty vegetation and crops.

But Gambo Ibrahim, 27, a locust hunter, says the people of Borno have found a way of converting the desert locust’s assault into an annual banquet.

They eat the locusts which they call Desert shrimps

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This post reminds me of a very unpleasant trip to survival school when I was in the military. Try several days of nothing but termites for dinner. Ugh.

Posted by: Jonathan Greene at Jan 19, 2007 6:06:43 PM

Greetings,

Great stuff in these entries; it's always good to see someone representing the cause.

I run what's likely the only business in the U.S. devoted to entomophagy. Considering that I work with edible insects, things are going pretty well....

For more you can find me at www.slshrimp.com and there's also a link to my blog.

Best regards,

Dave

Posted by: Dave Gracer at Jul 11, 2007 3:33:31 AM