Many people were left with mouths opened when the heard what this set of people fed on. The food shortage they experience due to insufficient rainfall led them to feeding on this strange food.
Locusts have now been turned into food by residents of Kitgum district in northern Uganda - This is coming at a time the government is trying to find an effective way of dealing with the insects - The residents are using locusts to supplement their diet because of food shortage Residents of Kitgum district in northern Uganda have turned locusts into food at a time the government is struggling to find an effective way of dealing with the insects. According to The Observer, the latest swarm of desert locusts invaded Gogo and Abudere villages in Lukwar parish in Labongo Akwang sub-county, Kitgum on Tuesday, February 25.
The residents are using locusts to supplement their diet because of food shortage. Photo credit: The Observer Source: UGC According to a 60-year-old resident identified as Kutansia Anena, the insects are first boiled and dried in the sun before being fried with cooking oil and served. She said she was forced to catch the locusts to supplement her diet because of food shortage owing to the poor harvests in 2019.
Talking one the resident named Anena she said: “We boiled these insects for eating. When they come, they are caught, boiled, dried and fried before being served for children and even adults. We currently have limited food because of the poor harvest last year due to rains that returned late and destroyed all our crops." A resident of Gogo village and mother of five, Christine Abalo, said she decided to catch the locust so as to have a taste and because there is a food shortage. A resident made mention that the Locust was really sweet, especially when fried and spiced in stew.
A lot of people a left with surprise about this strange meal the people eat. But the question is hope it does not have a negative effect or detoriate the health of the people.What do you think of this meal, will it delcious or otherwise?Drop your comment to express your opinions.
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