Why I do not read or watch post-apocalyptic fiction

During nuclear winter, wild foods surviving in tropical forests will include baobab trees, mopane worms, and palm weevils.

–A Harper’s July 2022 Finding

I know about baobab trees, but nothing about mopane worms or palm weevils. They sound unpleasant. So I looked them up (that’s what the links are), since we’re not in nuclear winter — at least not in New York (over 90ยบ).

I eat everything but I’m not going to be eating mopane worms.


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