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.
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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.
Screw these a holes, I am not going to eat bugs. I refuse to be told to eat bugs. If they want to eat bugs.....no bugs....I am losin’ it.
I think the time is near for some serious cleaning out of this country.
No. You can have them all. I’m willing to sacrifice myself for your good nutrition.
Rush Limbaugh mentioned this today, and said something about using energy to cook the the bugs.
My thought, when I heard about eating bugs, was a magnifying glass...
Heh. Mine was a shod foot.
Heh. The translation of that is “Fast Car”. It is somewhat accurate because seeing that on my plate would be grounds for me to catch the fastest car out of there.
“Next theyll be telling us to eat feces. Just give it time.” There was a documentary years ago where some scientists managed to make a flour from human poop - they made some brown biscuits, and readily admitted it worked but the baked items tasted like, well, you know.
I’d go vegan before I would eat that shit, thank you very much
Feed the bugs to the chickens, then eat the eggs the chickens lay.
That is your “free range” poultry farming. Ultimately a recycling plan.
Fly larva (maggots) are especially considered to be delicacies by the chickens. June Bugs are right up there too.
Being the top of the food chain means that some of the creatures below you can go to work on the real nasty critters.
yes, along with an assortment of other bugs..
I think discovery(?) channel had a special on once about british special forces applicants..first day in class, they were all seated and were invited to partake of a big plate of scrambled eggs, but no one was allowed to eat until told..once everyone had their plate, the instructor told them one ingredient was missing and told to men to line up at the serving table..the cook opened up a big pot and put a spoonful of worms on the eggs..the men were then expected to clear their plates..separates the men from the boys in a hurry..
But is it good for the bugs?
OR, we can have another TEA party; and let the Congress critters eat the other yukky critters.
One kind of locust is kosher.
As the old saying in Asia goes: anything that moves is eaten./Just Asking - seoul62.........
I think that Californians should be required by law to eat bugs. That’ll cure them.
Not too far-fetched considering that some idiots drink urine for “health benefits”.
Newsflash, morons, your body is trying to get rid of it for a reason!
Save the environment!! Eat bugs.
Now let them tell me that it tastes good, like tofurkey!
search is your friend...
But if they think I'm gonna start eating bugs just because they think their emotional devotion to the cult of environmentalism gives them the right to tell the rest of us what to do, they can go POUND SAND.
“But scientists claim adding insects to our diet would be good for us and the environment.”
I just thought I’d mention that people with certain food allergies can get very, very sick from eating insects. The chitin in the exoskeletons of cicadas and many species of beetles, for example, can cause a severe reaction in people who are allergic to shellfish.
I ran away from home at the age of 9 because my mom tried to feed me beets........When I finally returned, they had moved and left no forwarding address........
I didn’t realize how disgusting crawdads look until I got one on my plate. It looked so much like a nasty bug, I just couldn’t eat it.
As far as bugs go, no way. I wouldn’t have a problem going vegetarian, as I don’t eat much meat, but I couldn’t stomach bugs. I don’t think this idea will get much support in this country. Why eat bugs, unless you’re starving?
“Bingo. And only if they eat one of these critters.”
I saw a nature show about the Bullet Ant a while back. The host allowed himself to be purposely stung on the arm by one just to show the severity of its venom. He said it felt like his entire arm was on fire within minutes, and it stayed that way for hours afterwards.
Fun stuff. o_O
"Progressives" are the only menu offering so far.
Shrimp, lobster, crab -- all just aquatic equivalents of insects