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Friday, August 14, 2015

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biodiverseed:

Eating wild fruit means getting the occasional mouthful of frass. This is a larva of a Plum Moth.

I’m very pro-entomophagy (insect-eating) from a practical and intellectual point of view, but I have a ways to go in terms of unlearning the visceral revulsion that comes from seeing an insect in my fruit. It doesn’t help that my sister was once bit on the tongue by an earwig in an apricot (she got in the local newspaper!): that imagery stays with you.

Gardening without chemically-synthesised pest controls (where possible) means eating (or eating around) the creepy crawlies, as one does with wild fruit: other than a relatively ecologically-friendly pheromone trap, there’s no way around ‘sharing the harvest.’

Lol, this just reminded me–
When we were way little (I was four and I’m the oldest) we lived in Italy and there was a big old plum tree across the street with these gorgeous big purple plums. We use to climb the wall and sit on the top an stuff our selves with this guy’s fruit despite him telling us not to because kids are dumb.

Then one day there was half a worm in my plum. And I realized where the other half must be. And it was like five years before I ate another plum.


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