Cicadas May Be a Bad Snack

While visiting my alma mater's site, I ran across the following tidbit, which will have serious repurcussions on my diet this insect-rich summer: Cicadas may, in fact, be bad to eat. University of Cincinnati scientists have discovered that the prodigal bugs are high in mercury. Of course, it's not clear whether it's just the cicadas. It's entirely possible that the Ohio soil itself (where the cicadadas have been, you know, dormant, for 17 years) is high in mercury. Which might suggest other problems. But don't eat more than a handfulf of the protein-rich bugs a day if you know what's good for you.

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