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Why Cricket Chips Could Be the Next Big Thing
Yahoo ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | Rachel Tepper

Posted on 04/24/2014 10:18:45 AM PDT by kingattax

The Western palate is certainly set in its ways. Eating insects? It’s still a novelty acceptable mainly on the sets of gross-out reality television shows. This is despite the urging of scientists and researchers who say insects are a tantalizingly sustainable and environmentally friendly source of protein.

Although bugs are prevalent in the cuisines of other cultures, such as chapulines (grasshoppers) in Mexico and caterpillars in the Congo, to many Americans, there remains something, well, icky about chowing down on bugs. But three recent Harvard University graduates say they’ve found a way to change hearts and minds: Chirps, a snack chip made from ground-up crickets.

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make no mistake about it, the lefty loons want the people (slaves) that they decide can still live to be in mud huts chowing down on bugs.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 10:18:45 AM PDT by kingattax
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2 posted on 04/24/2014 10:19:34 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax
yup.

Conservative's idea of success is that everyone is equally rich. Lib's idea is that everyone is equally miserable.

3 posted on 04/24/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kingattax

Grain production might not be able to keep up with population growth rates.

Bring on the grasshopper chips and salsa!


4 posted on 04/24/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: wbill

Ah, Soylent Brown. Stage 1.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:09 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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6 posted on 04/24/2014 10:27:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: kingattax

Cricket chips? No thanks...if I get a sample if it at Publix, I’ll try it.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: kingattax
Locusts and honey anyone?
8 posted on 04/24/2014 10:30:51 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: kingattax

I’ve eaten ants, grasshoppers, bees, bee larvae, turtle, chicken feet, pig guts, and all kinds of wonderful things. They are all worth trying. Squid, octopus, eel, whale, horse...on, and on. Enjoy the cultural foods you have the opportunity to enjoy.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: kingattax

Heck, before long some leftwinger will think it might be fashionable to use aborted fetuses to heat our home. Oh..


10 posted on 04/24/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: kingattax

If you watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZImmerman he has featured several groups who have grants to develop bugs as a food product.

In one show they demonstrated how a couple square feet of bugs could meet the protein needs of a family. He specifically remarked on how much this was reduced from pigs, cows or even sheep.

That is their plan.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Right now I don’t have to eat crickets or bugs in general. But the way things are going with Obammy....


12 posted on 04/24/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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Hey, I got an idea... how 'bout we feed the crickets to chickens, then eat the chickens?

I'd be all for that.

13 posted on 04/24/2014 10:40:08 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: kingattax

Waiting for Ruffles to hold their new “suggest a new flavor” contest...


14 posted on 04/24/2014 10:44:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kingattax

Deep fry ‘em and accompany them with three cents worth of a “dipping sauce” made with soybean-oil-based “mayonnaise” and the flavor of the year (has “chipotle” been replaced yet?) and Americans will eat ‘em up. That’s more or less the appetizer menu at half the restaurants in this country.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 10:52:00 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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When I first read “Cricket Chips,” I thought, “Oh, so that’s what people eat in Australia while watching the bowler...”


16 posted on 04/24/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: kingattax
to many Americans, there remains something, well, icky about chowing down on bugs

That depends on the bug.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 10:57:48 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kingattax

I’ve eaten grasshoppers in survival school. Greasy, but okay roasted. You would have to eat a lot of them to get any real nutritional value.

CC


18 posted on 04/24/2014 10:59:48 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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Not to mention the wild ones carry parasites


19 posted on 04/24/2014 11:14:59 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

The Lear Jet Leftists expect to form the core of the global Green Inner Party. They will continue to enjoy the finest foods and most advanced gadgets the world has to offer — while deciding your fate for you.

If you work very hard and show them your unwavering loyalty you may be permitted to join the global Green Outer Party. You will be allowed occasional servings of meat - and air conditioning on a rationed basis.

The rest of us will eat insects and swelter – ‘for the good of the planet’.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 11:36:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I’ve had squid, octopus, eel, whale, horse, pig guts, turtle, and chicken feet.

But you leave me in the dust with ants, grasshoppers, bees, and bee larvae.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 11:41:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kingattax; Revolting cat!

After tulips and bitcoins, why not?


22 posted on 04/24/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 9YearLurker

Sautéed grasshoppers are fantastic. It goes great over rice.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 6:09:51 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I’ve had a number of the delicacies you mentioned in Japan, and I’d be curious as to where you’ve had the grasshoppers over rice.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

We can buy canned grasshoppers at many specialty and regular supermarkets here, or order them via internet from the rural makers. Meidiya, and other stores sell them, so do some of the Seiyu supermarkets.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 8:14:53 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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