Skip to comments.Just the cricket: Eating insects is good for us and for the environment, scientists claim
Posted on 06/02/2008 2:54:54 PM PDT by newbie2008
It might be a while before they appear on the shelf at Tesco.
But scientists claim adding insects to our diet would be good for us and the environment.
Crunching into crickets or snacking on grilled caterpillar is apparently a means to a nutrient-rich diet that also helps reduce pests and puts less strain on the planet than eating conventional meat.
Some insects in their dried form are said to have twice the protein of raw meat and fish, while others are rich in unsaturated fat and contain important vitamins and minerals.
Experts believe they could one day be marketed as a healthy alternative to fatty snacks.
In most of Europe, bug-eating is largely restricted to the belated realisation that there has been an unwelcome addition to the salad.
It is common elsewhere, however, with some 1,700 species of bug eaten in 113 countries.
(Excerpt) Read more at thisislondon.co.uk ...
envirowackos want us to eat bugs
Then I guess I’m ahead of the gameI get a bug or two a day when I ride my bike home from work, depending on the season. :D Ew.
Those scientists may be right for all I know. Of course, I believe I’ll have to pass on this one. I think I’ll stick to my current diet.
So I'm to give up my 8 oz Porterhouse (medium rare) to eat insects?
...with some 1,700 species of bug eaten in 113 countries.
Probably because they don't have a 8 oz Porterhouse to eat
Once heard that in military survival school you have to eat some earthworms. Any truth to that?
Well my dear big liberal husband consumed in Beijing: on a stick - deep fried scorpion and cricket - triple hurl and yuck alert - me, his sane conservative wife would rather have chipped beef on toast./Just Asking - seoul62.......
Will the scientists put their money where their mouths are?
Sorry Johnny, Mommy stopped buying these nasty chocolate cupcakes so you can have this tasty dried cricket on a stick.
I’m tellin ‘ya, they’re trying it. They want to ban meat! They have a ways to go, but the pace is picking up and fast! Socialism at warp speed — and mandated vegetarianism to boot.
That’s when this unrepentant carnivore goes to Washington complete with torch and pitchfork for a heart-to-heat with our self-styled masters.
Next they’ll be telling us to eat feces. Just give it time.
Slimy, yet satisfying.
A kuna matataa.
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