August 3, 2020

Plague to protein: Israeli firm seeks to put locusts on the menu

Golan Heights (AFP) – From biblical plague to modern day protein, one Israeli firm wants to make locusts a sustainable food choice in the Holy Land and beyond.  As for whether or not the insects are kosher, the answer is not so simple.At Hargol Foodtech’s farm in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a rectangular enclosure that once served as a chicken coop is filled with thousands of locusts, a grasshopper species that has a highly destructive swarming phase.  Contained in a series of meticulously stacked, climate-controlled mesh cages, the insects are served wheatgrass through their three-mon…


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