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UN: Eat Bug To Save The Planet! (Drudge Headline)
Daily Mail Onlinw ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | Felicity Cloake

Posted on 08/11/2010 7:47:51 AM PDT by edpc

South American ants are huge. Trust me, I’m about to eat one. Until I notice that their eyes are the size of currants and I lose my appetite.

It’s 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 it’s 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, there’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: famine; fascism; globalwarming; un
Since Michelle Obama has been compared to a modern day Marie Antoinette, will her catchphrase be, "Let them eat bugs"....?
1 posted on 08/11/2010 7:47:53 AM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc
Here's some roasted giant ants!
2 posted on 08/11/2010 7:50:31 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Why don't THEY eat bugs and insects? I bet they aren't. Is suspect it's another case of the “little” people MUST do this while they live high off the hog and continue to rape and molest kids and adults on their goodwill missions.
These people can go to hell ... I will continue to eat my MEAT.
3 posted on 08/11/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: edpc

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???


4 posted on 08/11/2010 7:53:58 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: edpc

5 posted on 08/11/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: edpc
But then, if the United Nations gets its way, we might all soon be adding creepy-crawlies

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?

6 posted on 08/11/2010 7:55:00 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: rockabyebaby

>> Hmmm, do I serve a red or a white wine with ants? Anyone??? <<

Use Ant liqueur in it of course!


7 posted on 08/11/2010 7:56:53 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: edpc

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Still, if this is the future, it’s 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’.

I’m not altogether sure that’s 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 it’s very dry, and as crisp as an autumn leaf, for which I’m thankful. Juiciness, while desirable in a steak, is somehow stomach-churning in an insect.

The second is that, perhaps predictably, it doesn’t 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.)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1301970/GOOD-GRUB-GUIDE-The-UN-says-eating-creepy-crawlies-save-planet-—Our-girl-finds-hard-swallow.html#ixzz0wJECX0FJ


8 posted on 08/11/2010 7:56:55 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Hardraade

LMAO, ditto that, I’m with you!


9 posted on 08/11/2010 7:57:14 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The rodent members of the UN are morons please move the UN Hq to Uganda.


10 posted on 08/11/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: rockabyebaby

So, if O’Bozo is cutting food stamp allotments, maybe he can substitute these!!


11 posted on 08/11/2010 7:59:23 AM PDT by catman67
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To: rockabyebaby
Why stop with ants though? Help yourself!
12 posted on 08/11/2010 8:00:31 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: edpc
The old 70’s expression, “Don't bogart that roach, dude.”
will take on a new meaning...
13 posted on 08/11/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: edpc

Hey, Felicity! EAT S#!T....................


14 posted on 08/11/2010 8:01:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 8:02:25 AM PDT by edcoil (Truth's commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed.)
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To: edpc

16 posted on 08/11/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nmh
They are, it trumpets, ‘the perfect party snack’.

Yeah, the DEMOCRAT/SOCIALIST/PROGRESSIVE/COMMUNIST PARTY!...........

17 posted on 08/11/2010 8:03:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: edpc

Note to the UN:

THE GLOBAL WARMING SCAM HAS BEEN EXPOSED!!!!!

http://www.climatechangefraud.com/climate-reports/7479-us-government-in-massive-new-global-warming-scandal-noaa-disgraced


18 posted on 08/11/2010 8:05:06 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: edpc

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.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 8:08:02 AM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: edpc

Fine. As long as I get to eat my bug of choice.

20 posted on 08/11/2010 8:26:53 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: edpc
"I’m about to eat one. Until I notice that their eyes are the size of currants. . . "

I think I'll pass.

21 posted on 08/11/2010 8:38:42 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: edpc
I served in the Infantry for many years and ate far too many bugs...and sand...and dirt and dust...no thanks

Say no to bugs.

Become a member of B.A.R.E.= Bug Appetite Resistance Education

22 posted on 08/11/2010 8:44:30 AM PDT by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: Oratam
Oh gee Thanks.
Took me years to get over seeing that when I was a kid.
My Lawyer will be in touch.
23 posted on 08/11/2010 8:58:34 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Falcon4.0
Oh, man ... the Zanti Misfits ...

I still have nightmares occasionally about that ...

... and I watched that on Outer Limits over 45 years ago.

24 posted on 08/11/2010 9:05:36 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: and so?
"Become a member of B.A.R.E.= Bug Appetite Resistance Education"

Sorry, but I'm already a member of B.A.R.F. .. the Bug Appetite Resistance Force.

SPLITTER!!

25 posted on 08/11/2010 9:09:57 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: edpc

Bugs are an excellent source of protein.

26 posted on 08/11/2010 9:12:26 AM PDT by GSWarrior (I'm from the government and I'm here to change the climate.)
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To: edpc
Why not jump right to Soylent Green?

FMCDH(BITS)

27 posted on 08/11/2010 9:28:54 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Falcon4.0

I’m sorry. There was something definitely creepy/silly about that episode . . . and the one where Warren Oates’ eyes got turned into fried eggs.


28 posted on 08/11/2010 11:07:45 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: BlueLancer; Falcon4.0

Here it is again, if you want to watch it.

http://stagevu.com/video/kierivhugsmp


29 posted on 08/11/2010 4:26:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: edpc; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; SteamShovel; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; proud_yank; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

30 posted on 08/12/2010 4:44:32 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: SouthTexas; Red_Devil 232

It’s what’s for dinner?


31 posted on 08/12/2010 5:09:42 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: tubebender

Not here. LOL


32 posted on 08/12/2010 5:17:46 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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