Our mission here at Invasivore is to be your one-stop guide for devouring Invasive Species, those organisms which have been moved around the world, causing environmental and economic harm to their new surroundings. The word “invasivore” comes from combining “Invasive Species” with the Latin for “devour” as in “herbivore” or “carnivore”. Thus, invasivore = one who consumes invasive species!
Of course, the reality is more complicated than “if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em!” and this blog explores the many dimensions of this issue in ways we hope surprise you… and your taste buds. Our organizing principle is the knowledge –courage even- to harvest, prepare and consume invasive species. It is this awareness we think will lead to decreasing the impacts of invasive species by preventing new introductions, reducing spread, and encouraging informed management policies.
At the forefront of the invasivore approach are recipes proudly featuring invasive species. But that’s not all; we also provide exposition and commentary on related topics such as species’ profiles, histories and cultural significance, harvesting tips, interviews with invasivores-at-large, and summaries of relevant scientific research. We also provide a buffet of applicable news and other media to serve as a one-stop-shop to satisfy your hunger for everything invasive species!