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Fight World Hunger: Eat Insects, UN Recommends
Zerohedge ^ | 05/13/2013 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 05/13/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries. The report suggests that the food industry could help in "raising thestatus of insects" by including them in new recipes and adding them torestaurant menus. It goes on to note that in some places, certain insects are considered delicacies. For example some caterpillars in southern Africa are seen as luxuries and command high prices. Most edible insects are gathered in forests and serve niche markets, the report states.

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Good news! you may now purchase roaches with you food stamps.
1 posted on 05/13/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Just in time for the return of the 17-year cicadas...


2 posted on 05/13/2013 8:09:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rusty0604

In California, they’re about to allow roaches to serve on juries...


3 posted on 05/13/2013 8:11:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Rusty0604

I worked for John.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 8:11:18 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: Rusty0604

Fight all the worlds problems: dissolve the United Nations and dismantle the damned World Bank.

Begin by withdrawing the USA from these organizations and demand they both leave this country!


5 posted on 05/13/2013 8:12:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Rusty0604

Hey, UN...and you can eat s##t!


6 posted on 05/13/2013 8:12:56 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Rusty0604

I think UN officials should eat feces.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:19 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Crunchy outside, squishy inside.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:30 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Rusty0604

Feed the UN members only insects in their subsidized cafeteria.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

My dog preferred cicadas to dog food. Not sure if the cicadas are good of if the dog food is bad.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Rusty0604
In first world Japan, rice locust in a soy sauce marinate are considered a delicacy. I've tried them and find them rather tasty.

Quite rich in protein too!

11 posted on 05/13/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Rusty0604

Not kosher.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Rusty0604

I suggest that they teach by example by changing the menu accordingly for the next UN headquarters banquet.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 8:16:30 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Rusty0604
Insects Are Food
14 posted on 05/13/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Vigilanteman

There are things rich in protein that i would much rather have... :)


15 posted on 05/13/2013 8:17:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Rusty0604
And what, now I'll have to call my show Everyday Foods with Andrew Zimmern?


16 posted on 05/13/2013 8:19:47 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think the climate change folks are promoting this.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 8:21:07 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I’ve known what I’d like the UN to eat for years.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 8:21:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Rusty0604

Preppers are too.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Rusty0604

Let anyone that doesn’t/won’t feed themselves die!!!

Eliminate food stamps here!


20 posted on 05/13/2013 8:23:17 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Rusty0604

Reminds me of a Solzenitsyn Kolyma Gulag story about starving slave laborers finding an ancient animal inside an ice formation ... that they tore into and “ate with relish.”


21 posted on 05/13/2013 8:24:45 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Rusty0604
Put the UN in charge of bug distribution and soon we'll have a shortage.
22 posted on 05/13/2013 8:28:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If I wanted to eat insects or if I had to for lack of food, that’s ok, but the UN is trying to force this issue on westerners. Another example of third world trying to change our society and culture. “It’s not fair” that we can use “the world’s resources” to eat meat when they are eating insects.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 8:28:46 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Actions have consequences. To start depending on insects would negatively affect birds and other mammals, and start a chain reaction up the chain.

It’s like if we all went vegetarian. So much more farmland would be needed as opposed to pasture, lots more pesticides/herbicides, etc., it would starve out lots of animals as they are displaced.

We can’t just wholesale change the diet of human beings and expect that it would have no impact.

Not that I think we are all going to start eating bugs, anyway.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 8:31:18 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Rusty0604
Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.

It is my understanding that the UN "ambassadors" and their overpaid staffs dine on nothing but the finest of viands in a city that is noted for good restaurants (as well as being an 0bama loving liberal sh!thole.) I going out on a limb here, but I'd venture to guess that none of those advocating the ingestion of insects go home to a meal of grasshoppers at night. No matter what government you work for one of the joys of government work is spending other people money.

25 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Rusty0604

The FDA already allows a certain amount of insect and other matter in various food products.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Persevero
Well, palmetto bugs's chemical defense does smell exactly like almond extract when you pound on them.

Palmetto Pound Cake, anyone?

27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:18 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Rusty0604

part of Michelle’s “how to eat” advisory program?


28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:37:31 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Rusty0604

That really is the reason for all this. It’s not ‘fair’ for those eeevvvviiiilllllll rich White Americans to eat delicious meat while those poor oppressed people have to eat bugs.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 8:38:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: TomGuy
Mmmmmm, cochineal beetle dye & red velvet cake.

Maybe that's why red velvet cake is all the rage lately on the lib food networks.

30 posted on 05/13/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Rusty0604
I've seen this mentioned every few years at least for the last 30 years.
I see very few leading by example.

If we start to eat insects in the quantities needed to make any difference, the law of unintended consequences will kick in.
If we start to eat thousands of tons of wild insects, who or what else will be starving?
If we grow and farm insects, they will need to eat too.
Will there be any global ecological benefits compared to, say, eating cows?
Cows are easier to herd, they don't need an enclosure in 3 dimensions to keep from flying away.
Chickens can be wing clipped, who would clip the wings of a trillion grasshoppers?

If someone can manage make a buck selling buzzing burgers, good luck to them. Just don't spend any taxpayer money on this, please.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:35 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Rusty0604

I totally agree, but I am thinking that being able to eat insects might help you survive after the Ubama bank failures that he engineered.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Rusty0604

Could be worse...

33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:41:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Rusty0604

One roachburger,hold the larvae.”You want flies with that?”


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:20:01 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Rusty0604

Will they be seeing insects on their catered banquets?


35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:23:14 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Rusty0604

Let them eat Crickets....


36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rusty0604; All

Hakuna Matata!!!

Ain’t no passing craze! It means no worries, for the rest of our days... it’s a problem free, philosophy... Hakuna Matata!


37 posted on 05/13/2013 10:21:41 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Rusty0604

Right, I am going to follow the advise on nutrition from people who come from countries which do not even know what a flush toilet is.

A bunch of lessor cultures gathering together in a building/organization over funded by the USA telling us all what to eat?

Like I am going to eat something which had been crawling over a pile of crap 30 seconds before it was captured. I don’t think so.

Let the turd world eat bugs as it seems they are so inferior they cannot get out of their own way. Most races/cultures have been dissatisfied enough with their lot in life to try and improve it. Not for turd world types though. Not all are equal no matter how many times a liberal lies about it.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 10:42:59 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Rusty0604

Shrimp is a kind of sea insect.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 10:45:03 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Rusty0604

Insects.. let’s see.
Exoskeleton, 6 legs...

Hmmm , lobster, shrimp? Ok I’ll have another.!


40 posted on 05/13/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: onedoug

Actually, some insects are kosher, specifically locusts.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 1:42:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Well met. I was waiting to see if anyone mentioned that. But I wouldn’t eat them anyway.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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