Monday, January 16, 2006

"High Levels Of Lead found in Oaxacan Grasshoppers"

Little did I know...and they were so tasty!
For those of you who have read my latest blog "Ten Things to Do In Oaxaca," be aware that there was a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle cautioning the risk of lead poisoning found in Mexican foods like chilies, candies, and....grasshoppers. It's not yet known why the grasshoppers have been found with such high levels of lead but one theory suggests that Oaxaca's factories and chemical run-offs play a role. Thank you to my girlfriend and fellow writer Christy Harrington for the tip! Hopefully, I haven't had my IQ points drastically lowered from a few handfuls of the crunchy little guys...

You can find the article on, written by Carolyn Jones on 1/15/06 for the San Francisco Chronicle.
E-mail Carolyn Jones at with questions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"The tiger of the mind is more fierce than the tiger of the jungle."

Spanish saying