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Python cook-off to raise awareness about ecology

india Updated: Jun 27, 2012 17:31 IST

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Python, wild boar and lion fish are on the menu this weekend in Miami as local chefs compete in a cook-off using the invasive species as key ingredients. The goal is to raise awareness about how the animals impact South Florida's ecology — and perhaps generate an appetite for them.

Chef Todd Erickson will be cooking braised python. He told the Miami Herald that Saturday's event will show how the animals can be a "viable food source." Funds in the "Best Invasivore Chef" contest are being raised for the Fertile Earth Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental awareness.