A cicada clings to a blade of grass after it molted at the Woodend Sanctuary on May 20, 2021 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. | Photo Credit: Billions of "Brood X" cicadas are appearing in U.S. states including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee After 17 years underground, swarms of cicadas are emerging across the eastern United States — and for one Washington chef, the rare bug invasion was his cue for a cookout, with a side of food ethics. Bun Lai, an advocate for the sustainable food movement, invited locals for an insect hunt in a city park followed by a taste of his fried cicada sushi. "In a world where we’re suffering from the biggest pandemic in history — which is not Covid, but diet-related diseases — we’re going to have to take a revolutionary approach to how we’re used to eating," he said. Over the weekend, the Hong Kong-born American chef showed residents how to harvest, cook and prepare cicadas as a way to talk about alternative methods of farming and eating. Billions of "Brood X" cicadas are appearing in U.S. states including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee. Using his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Bun announced […]

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