Can't beat 'em, eat 'em
BATON ROUGE- Invasive species cost the U.S. $120 billion every year. ‘Can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em' is a new project that educates the general public about edible invasive species.
The initiative teaches consumers about the threat these species pose to natural habitats and shows how they can be turned into food.
The project was founded by Chef Philippe Parola who wants to show young chefs how to utilize invasive species on restaurant menus to help preserve natural habitats.
The group also aims to provide financial incentives and resources to commercial fishermen to efficiently harvest Asian Carp, one of the many invasive species the group targets.
This morning Chef Parola stopped by 2une In to show us just how we can use harmful species like nutria and Asian Carp, and turn them into a delicious dish.
Chef Parola will be hosting a group of students from Houston at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters on July 22nd to talk to them about using more invasive species for their menu items.
To learn more about Chef Parola and his new project, check out the video or visit the ‘Can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em' website.