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.

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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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