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Famous Mexican bugs, some you can eat, some will kill you

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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help  fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution worldwide. It notes that over two billion people from scores of countries, among them Mexico, already supplement their diet with 1,900 edible insect species.

Dr. Susan Albers, a psychologist and author of Eat I.Q., claims dining on bugs is just a matter of getting used to chewing these crunchy little critters, including creatures like scorpions and wasps; and predicts they may all be common staples very soon, although not yet ready for pizza topping.

She says nothing about having a Xanax appetizer beforehand.

Mexico has the world’s highest number of edible insects. And bug eating here  has been a gustatory routine for centuries. And it was voluntary.

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