Some Israelis have found a novel new way to deal with the locust swarm - cooking and eating them.
Israel is currently in the grip of a devastating locust invasion with the hungry critters swarming through farmland devouring everything in sight. With crops destroyed a potential food shortage looms, yet some people have discovered a method for dealing with the insects that happens to partially solve the food crisis at the same time - collecting them up and cooking them.
One common recipe involves boiling the locusts up, rolling them in a mixture of flour, coriander seeds, garlic and chilli powder, then deep-frying them. According to those who have tried it the new delicacy tastes like a cross between chicken schnitzel, sunflower seeds and prawns.
"Israel is in the grip of a locust invasion. Farmers are seeing their crops gobbled up in minutes - and some people are taking a novel approach to pest control."
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Source: BBC News
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