Skip to comments.UN: Eat Bug To Save The Planet! (Drudge Headline)
Posted on 08/11/2010 7:47:51 AM PDT by edpc
South American ants are huge. Trust me, Im about to eat one. Until I notice that their eyes are the size of currants and I lose my appetite.
Its amazing I even got that close just last week I felt such antipathy towards red ants that I poured boiling water on to a nest by my front door. And yet here I am, confronted with a plate of their giant relatives in the name of sustainable living. Sometimes its not easy being green.
But then, if the United Nations gets its way, we might all soon be adding creepy-crawlies to our weekly shopping lists. The UN is considering strategies to cut levels of meat consumption worldwide as part of its commitment to stamp out famine and cut global warming.
And it claims livestock, such as cows and pigs, requires too much space and fodder to be an energy-efficient source of food for the everexpanding population. Ultimately, it argues, theres simply not enough land for us all to eat roast beef.
And so the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation is urging us to try other alternatives, including insects.
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Mmmmmmm chocolate covered ants....breaded ants....roasted ants, fried ants, shake and bake ants.....ants rizzotto, baked stuffed ants, ants au gratin, ant noodle soup, foie gras avec ants, oooooo....the possibilities are endless! Hmmm, do I serve a red or a white wine with ants? Anyone???
And if I got my way, giant ants would be eating the United Nations staff, diplomats, heads of state and assorted parasites. Wouldn't that give a boost to general sustainability?
>> Hmmm, do I serve a red or a white wine with ants? Anyone??? <<
Use Ant liqueur in it of course!
Still, if this is the future, its best to get ahead of the game. The packaging for giant toasted ants (£15.95 for 25g from www.edible.com) assures me that the inch-long insects have a nutty, bacon-like taste, with an earthy, spicy kick. They are, it trumpets, the perfect party snack.
Im not altogether sure thats true; I can barely manage to pick one up, let alone pluck up the courage to offer a bowl to friends and family. But I take a deep breath and gingerly bite down.
The first thing I notice is its very dry, and as crisp as an autumn leaf, for which Im thankful. Juiciness, while desirable in a steak, is somehow stomach-churning in an insect.
The second is that, perhaps predictably, it doesnt taste like bacon. Beneath the salt, the ant has a faint, curiously sweet flavour; earthy is the perfect description. I swal low
hurriedly. (Some hours later I look in the mirror and discover a little black leg stuck in my teeth.)
LMAO, ditto that, I’m with you!
The rodent members of the UN are morons please move the UN Hq to Uganda.
So, if O’Bozo is cutting food stamp allotments, maybe he can substitute these!!
Hey, Felicity! EAT S#!T....................
Their are over a Billion people in China. Let them eat the bugs and do something to save the planet. We have done enough for this fake science.
Yeah, the DEMOCRAT/SOCIALIST/PROGRESSIVE/COMMUNIST PARTY!...........
Note to the UN:
THE GLOBAL WARMING SCAM HAS BEEN EXPOSED!!!!!
The hubris, arrogance, and egomania of the enviro-do-gooders never ceases to amaze me. We feeble humans do not have the ability to either destroy or save this old rock we call planet earth.
Fine. As long as I get to eat my bug of choice.