August 4, 2017

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      Some foods are unusual, but delicious. Insects, for example, are a favorite in many countries.

Chocolate-covered cricket

      In New York, 5 chocolate-covered crickets can cost up to US$ 25. They are a luxury item here.

      In Thailand, however, grasshoppers and roasted ants are considered everyday food.

       Do you think it’s unusual? Well, it’s estimated that we eat half  a kilo (= 0,5 kg ) of insects every year, unintentionally (= by accident).


      In the USA, according to the law, chocolate can have up to 60 bits (head and legs, for example) of insects per 100 grams. Sorry, but you probably eat some bugs anyway.

This post was based on the National Geographic article ‘Bugs as Food’, published at World English 1 Unit 4 pg 46.                               

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