Eating grasshoppers is suddenly a trend. In Mexico, it’s a centuries-old tradition

Locust hunting has been practiced in Mexico for thousands of years, but recently locust consumption has gained wider acceptance. Consumption of the jittery little protein-rich insects is booming, and more and more restaurants are adding them to menus…and not just in Mexico.


Today Chapulines, the world of harvesting and eating locusts in Mexico. Read the full transcript here.

Harvest: Gustave Arellano

Guests: LA Times Latin America Correspondent Leila Miller

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