Selling insects in Cambodia

By Tom Cassen
This item appears on page 23 of the June 2021 issue.
An insect vendor in Skun (Skuon), Cambodia

These food vendors at a market in Skun (Skuon), Cambodia, were selling insects. During the Pol Pot era, Cambodians were forced to eat whatever they could find, and insects were their main source of protein. They continue to consume them today. My wife, Julie, and I visited in January 2018. Photo by TOM CASSEN, Charlotte, NC