“If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them”

A Berlin catering and food truck company is turning invasive species into haute cuisine. Will “invasivorism” be the next step in the sustainable food movement?

“If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them”

A Berlin catering and food truck company is turning invasive species into haute cuisine. Will “invasivorism” be the next step in the sustainable food movement?

Invasive crawfish canapes by Holycrab! Credit: Nino Halm

From garden snails to prickly pears, find ways to harvest and cook invasive species in your region on Roman’s Eat the Invaders recipe site.

For a special treat, try one of Holycrab!’s own gourmet recipes: Japanese knotweed pralines.

Learn more about the deep history of the invasivorism movement.

Learn how an eat-the-invaders program in Madagascar is fighting a marbled crayfish infestation — and food insecurity.

Michaela Haas, Ph.D., is a Contributing Editor at Reasons to be Cheerful. An award-winning author and solutions reporter, her recent books include Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience (Atria). Visit www.michaelahaas.com

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