7.07.11.V Columbia Missouri ice cream shop Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream has benefited from the summer abundance of cicadas in the area.
Store clerks collected cicadas near their homes, and then cook them, covered with brown sugar, milk chocolate and added to ice cream. Ice cream flavored crickets had to taste buyers. The party was sold out in just a few hours.
Officials from the Ministry of Health were shocked ice-cream from insects.
"The laws on food directly silent on cicadas. We recommended to refrain from this, "- said the manager of the health department of ecology Jerry Worley.
Many experts agree that the cicada is quite edible. However, experts on human consumption of insects doubt nutritional cicadas caught in the back yard. Because they may contain pesticide residues.