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UN urges world to eat more insects (over 2 billion already do)
BBC News ^ | 5/13/13 | BBC

Posted on 05/13/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

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.

Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is "one of the many ways to address food and feed security".

"Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint," according to the report. Nutritional value

The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content.

They are "particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Science
KEYWORDS: bugs; illstickwithburgers; insects; locustsnwildhoney; moonbats; obamatrons; un; yummybugs
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Before you barf, just think how late night snacks runs could be a thing of the past,, the next munch may be under your bed or in the closet in a web.


1 posted on 05/13/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

You first, Boutros !


2 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:08 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: NormsRevenge

People too. High in Protein, readily available, tastes like chicken (so I hear) :D


3 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:36 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maggots, it’s what’s for lunch...


4 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:20 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: NormsRevenge

Quit kill babies and acting like people are the scourg of the earth, and the insect issue will reslove itself.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:46 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: NormsRevenge
Soon to be a land of milk and cicadas !


             


Chow down, campers !

6 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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Don't forget to load up on dung beetle.. we all need our iron.

Food source Protein (g) Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)

Source: Montana State University

Caterpillar

28.2

n/a

35.5

Grasshopper

20.6

35.2

5

Dung beetle

17.2

30.9

7.7

Minced beef

27.4

n/a

3.5


7 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

A cow is an insect, right?


8 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Correct


9 posted on 05/13/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: NormsRevenge

Tell ya what...

When all of those UN “diplomat” pukes lead the way and set an example at their posh banquets by chowing down on cricket, cockroach, and palmetto bug souffle, then maybe we will consider it.

Until then, as with everything else UN related...you know the rest, brother...


10 posted on 05/13/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NormsRevenge

[[UN urges world to eat more insects (over 2 billion already do)]]

Mmmm yes, 2 billion severely undernourished sickly peopel eat them- gee, could we eat parasite infested insects?


11 posted on 05/13/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: NormsRevenge

The UN can eat ... never mind.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 8:47:35 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: NormsRevenge

If I was likely to eat insects, I’d start with the cockroaches who run the UN!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/13/2013 8:48:16 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: NormsRevenge

I eat and enjoy chicken. Chickens eat a lot of ticks (not insects actually but arachnids), I imagine they’ll happily eat insects too.

Insects as animal feed supplement might be a good use. Eating
them directly; I’d rather go vegan.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 8:48:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ll turn bug eater when the U.N. headquarters cafeteria serves up bugs for their delegates, instead of the usual prime rib, shrimp cocktails, and Chilean sea bass. Until then, and as always, FUUN.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 8:49:38 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NormsRevenge

The progressives will see this as a great first step, but it’s not far enough until we agree to eat them raw to reduce global warming even further.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

OK - lets start by pushing this on our 45 million food stamp recipients here in the US!


17 posted on 05/13/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: NormsRevenge

R. M. Renfield says “there delish!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rBgZ8UvWUg
Harvey Korman; Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008)RIP


18 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: PowderMonkey; NormsRevenge

Powder, see my post at #10.

Great minds evidently DO think alike....


19 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The alternative plan is to eat UN delegates.

This addresses the problems of
1. world hunger (UN delegates provide 100% of USDA recommended nutritional requirements.)
2. overpopulation (just be sure to eat them as quickly as they are replaced.)
3. global warming/climate change/great big scary thing that will kill us all unless we surrender our liberties to self-serving despots (With the UN gone, the IPCC will soon follow. Or, we could simply add IPCC members to the rolls of those to be eaten.)
4. international tyranny (destruction of godless UN enablers of tyranny would be a devastating blow to the world’s despotic regimes.)

Just an hypotheses - but I think we should run the experiment; at least give it a try.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:34 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Aren’t lobsters, crabs and shrimp basically oversized bugs? I’ll stick with those.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by married21
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To: NormsRevenge

My personal rule is to never eat anything with more than 4 legs.
Shrimp are the only exception.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: JaguarXKE

>> The UN can eat ...

Purina Dung Beetle Chow. Is that what you were thinking, more or less?

Really, the only major difference between the UN and a dung beetle is that the dung beetle does useful work for us.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 8:59:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Ducks are death on slugs, as well.

When I was a kid, our neighbor had a short handful of ducks. Dad used to ask her to bring them over to our garden for a morning whenever the slugs were particularly bad.

Garden was saved. Dad was happy. Ducks were well-fed (and presumably happy). The only losers were the slugs, which we weren't concerned about. A Win-win all around.....

Slugs make excellent fishing bait, as well. ;-)

24 posted on 05/13/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by wbill
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To: NormsRevenge; Revolting cat!

The corrupt perverts are the UN would like the West to eat crap too but you won’t see headlines announcing this.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NFHale

LOL! Absolutely. Now pardon me while I step out for a steak and a cracklin’ cold beer...make it two.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 9:03:45 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NormsRevenge

Does the UN serve insects at its banquets or in its dining room? If not, why not?


27 posted on 05/13/2013 9:06:42 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: NormsRevenge
Food source Protein (g) Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Caterpillar 28.2 n/a 35.5

Not surprised that Caterpillars are high in iron.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:07 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: NormsRevenge

I’d prefer to feed the insects to fish then eat the fish, using the fish offal to fertilize the vegetable garden.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: PowderMonkey

“...steak and a cracklin’ cold beer...make it two....”

Make sure to garnish the steak with a crust of barbecued, flambeed grasshopper.

Think of it this way; you’ll help to make some UN pogue’s worthless existence a little brighter!!!

You’ll be “Making a Difference!!”


30 posted on 05/13/2013 9:10:22 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PowderMonkey
I’ll turn bug eater when the U.N. headquarters cafeteria serves up bugs for their delegates, instead of the usual prime rib, shrimp cocktails, and Chilean sea bass. Until then, and as always, FUUN.

Ooo, sea bugs. Along with lobsters and their freshwater friends, crayfish.

I really don't know why I'm squeamish about bugs when I readily eat their aquatic equivalents. Maybe it's a case of ten legs good, six legs bad.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:10:28 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: NormsRevenge

I suggest that the UN be moved to one of those countries that eat insects instead of in NYC.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: NormsRevenge
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33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:14:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: NormsRevenge

I know this is extremely politically incorrect, but they’ve got to speak to my wife about this. She’s the one who does almost all the cooking.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:31 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

Orkin becomes the next Taco Bell


35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:16:57 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey UN! Don’t bug me.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:19:16 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Don’t forget the wagyu beef and the lobster tails.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I didn’t think anything ate ticks. The spasm of revulsion that my dog goes through when he smells one is amazing.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:27:52 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Chickens. Chickens will crap in thier food and then eat it.Maggots are treats to them. And if you have never cleaned a chicken you have missed something. We used to scald them in hot water after killing them to make the feathers easier to remove. THAT smell is somthing you will never forget. While I do eat chicken, I try not to think about that much. Lots of old cowpokes here in Texas won’t touch chicken.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: NormsRevenge

If they ever start eating cockroaches, Anacostia will be over run with fat Mama’s.

Silly Rabbit , bugs are for birds.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:59:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

I used to think Soilent Green was fiction but we now have a government with no constitutional limits to prevent such a food supplement/replacement being foisted on us.

When they completely abolish guns, outside of trapping animals bugs and Soilent Green may be the only options.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 10:25:40 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Time to end the UN—it has outlived any use it has—toss the freeloaders out of New York and send them back to Europe.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 10:29:24 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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43 posted on 05/13/2013 10:31:15 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: KarlInOhio

“Not surprised that Caterpillars are high in iron”

Rachel Corrie, the other white meat


44 posted on 05/13/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just make sure you wash them first!


45 posted on 05/13/2013 10:46:38 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Wurlitzer

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46 posted on 05/13/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: NFHale

Bloomburg needs to ban all food deliveries except bugs at UN building.


47 posted on 05/13/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: NormsRevenge

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48 posted on 05/13/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Quickgun
"crap in their food"

I remember a co-worker of mine who when asked one time why he didn't eat chicken responded "because the little f.....rs eat s..t!"
It took me about five minutes of getting over a severe laughing fit before I could get back to work.

49 posted on 05/13/2013 11:01:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve eaten wasps and grasshoppers, and they are quite delicious, but not as an every day garnish. Sautéed ants, grasshoppers, beetles, etc are really nice on top of rice. If you are shy of bugs, perhaps a little balut in your diet might do the trick.


50 posted on 05/13/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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