Saturday, November 06, 2004

Let them eat locusts

Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommends that Cypriot farmers eat the locusts that have swarmed into their eastern Mediterranean countries from Africa.

"Here are a few local recipies from locust-affected countries," a page on the FAO web site says, "Please send us yours!"

"Take several dozen locust adults, preferably female, slit the abdomen lengthwise and stuff a peanut inside," one Cambodiam recipe suggested. "Then lightly cook the locusts in a wok or hot frying pan, adding a little oil & salt to tase. Be careful not to overcook or burn them."

Isn't that a typical U.N. response to all problems: never provide a real solution, just an unpalatable one?

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