Locusts as alternative food in Uganda

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People in Uganda’s northern district of Kitgum are reportedly eating desert locusts that have devoured their crops.

This is according to Uganda Radio Network (URN) news agency.

Resourceful residents said they were catching the locusts, boiling them and drying them before finally frying them.

Reports also say some locals were seen preparing the locusts for cooking:

The agency reports that poor harvests in the area have forced residents to make locusts their alternative sources of food.

But some were concerned about the possible health implication.

This is because the Ugandan government has been spraying locust-infested areas with pesticides to try to halt the spread.

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