Skip to comments.China: Volunteers test worm diet for astronauts
Posted on 05/27/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Three researchers have been eating worms for 105 days, while living in a sealed laboratory in Beijing, to test whether astronauts could use them as their main source of protein.
The volunteers fattened up the worms on plants grown inside the Moon Palace One biosphere at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the South China Morning Post reports. They had various preparations for eating the worms - using a bean sauce and other seasonings to make the dish as appealing as possible.
The idea of feeding protein-rich mealworms to astronauts was apparently raised as early as 2009, but scientists at western space agencies worried they would be unappetising and lower astronaut morale.
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“Slimy, yet satisfying.”
The early bird gets the worm.
The second mouse gets the cheese.
Their cousins on Arrakis are not amused.
A kind of cuisine coming to flour closer to home.
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It was the very first thing that came to my mind!
“Nobody likes me, Everybody hates me.....”
A few questions:
Do the chicoms put the worms in little tubes like our astronauts eat from?
Does it taste like chicken?
Post “Diet of Worms” and somebody is liable to turn this into a Catholic Ping...
For the rest of their lives, they’ll have to avoid live bait shops.
There are Chinese restaurants, and then there are Chinese restaurants. ( suffice it to say, none of their lunches cause me to barf like a Big Mac does )
Normal Chinese food you eat and an hour later you are hungry again. With worms it takes a long time to get your appetite back.
North Koreans would kill to have as good a diet.
This is something else Michelle can put on the school lunch menu.
Worms, seriously? YUK.
Worms, seriously? YUK. Please send my share to N. Korea.
Don’t eat the green beans!!!!
I thank you on behalf of the starving N Koreans.
And of course you can take all you want of my worms before shipping...
I heard some time ago that some meats had worms incorporated as filler, but that could have been nonsense...could they do that in the USA?
I could have sworn worms and parasites were why we did cleanses every now and then, as they cause diseases. Why else would we have worm medicine. Dr. Clark.
Why don’t they cut out the middle worm and eat the plants?
I have no idea but the worms are not on my list of edibles.
Could be they are working on a self-contained eco-system. Its the only way humans will be able to colonize space.
Maybe use plants to recycle CO2 and other human waste, worms to convert plant waste to plant nutrients. Veggies for veggies, excess worms for meat.
They will have to genetically engineer worms to taste like a variety of different good food.
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