National Geographic : 1929 Jul
Photograph by Charles Martin LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY STILL REMAIN FOOD ITEMS AMONG PRIMITIVE PEOPLE Ifugao women in Luzon, Philippine Islands, prepare locusts" for food by roasting them. Such rich feasts often cause indigestion. According to Mosaic law (Leviticus II, 22), the Children of Israel were permitted to eat "the locust after his kind, and thebeetle after his kind, and thegrass hopper after his kind." Flies and fly eggs are made into cakes by some Indian tribes in Mexico, andsome species ofbeetles areused toputmore "kick" in certain types of alcoholic beverages drunk by other tribes in the same country (see text, page 9).