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Asian Carp tacos? Illinois launches anti-hunger program

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Chef Tim Creehan, right, and chef Philippe Parola prepare food at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Chicago. Launch of a campaign by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to try and change the fish's image and teach people how to cook the ultra-bony meat.

Nam Y. Huh / AP

Students line up for the taste of Asian carp at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Chicago.

AP reports:

CHICAGO — Minced Asian carp tacos? How about spaghetti with carp sauce?

Illinois officials hope serving the invasive species on a plate is the creative solution to two big problems: controlling the plankton-gobbling carp from entering the Great Lakes and record numbers of people facing hunger. Full story.