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Cicadas are edible. But are they kosher?

(Washington Jewish Week via JTA) - Brood X, the once-every-17-years emergence of cicada swarms across much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S., has again left its mark, with trillions of the insects clogging many major metropolitan areas (and serving as unlikely parenting models). As of late June, according to reports, the (smelly) dead have begun to outnumber the living, leaving some to ask: What's to be done with all these insect corpses?

Foodies have suggested popping cicadas in your mouth.

"Why not embrace Brood X as the free-range, sustainable source of protein that it truly is?" Wired magazi...


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