Skip to comments.7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future
Posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:22 PM PDT by doug from upland
Food of the future Credit: Chad Zuber | Shutterstock.com As the human population continues to inch closer to 8 billion people, feeding all those hungry mouths will become increasingly difficult. A growing number of experts claim that people will soon have no choice but to consume insects.
As if to underscore that claim, a group of students from McGill University in Montreal has won the 2013 Hult Prize, for producing a protein-rich flour made from insects. The prize gives the students $1 million in seed money to begin creating what they call Power Flour. "We will be starting with grasshoppers," team captain Mohammed Ashour told ABC News on Monday (Sept. 30).
Earlier this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled, "Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security." The document details the health and environmental benefits derived from a diet supplemented by insects, a diet also known as "entomophagy." Gleaned from the FAO document and other sources, here's a list of seven edible insects you may soon find on your dinner plate.
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Likely in a generation or two outlandish and dimwitted articles such as this will be the source of much hilarity. Our kids or grandkids will probably see something like this pop up in one of those periodic “Amazingly bad predictions of the future from 50 years ago” articles.
But, really, where’s my flying car? Yeah yeah viagra and statins and stemcells the internet and all that jazz, but I was promised a flying car dangit!
Meal worms and termites aren’t bad.
Fortunately, I can confidently state that I have no taste for insects and have no intention of ever eating them to stay alive. I will forage for what I consider “real” food and hunt down real meat to keep myself alive the rest of my life before I will stoop to eating insects.
Judge me however you please, but that is how I have lived all of my life and that is how I will die, and I will die of starvation before being forced to survive eating insects.
I’m already tired of this whole “population explosion of humans will force us to eat bugs” nonsense.
With things going as they are, and the Four Horsemen in the offing, get ready to eat locusts by the barrel.
There is one thing that people pushing this can eat:
I’d rather eat libtards..
Knowingly or otherwise, I suspect. One day you’ll see a sign for “La Cucaracha” and realize it’s not just some trendy Mexican restaurant...
It was once said that given enough HOT SAUCE one could eat a helping of HorseApples or at least enough to survive.
Meanwhile our benign overlords will still eat Wagyu beef, lobster, Chilean Sea Bass, caviar, heritage pork, Fondant Au Chocolate and whatever else their hearts desire.
I recently spent 3 weeks in the most populous continent on earth. It has more people than all other continents combined?
My previous visit was many years ago.
I saw more well fed people by far during this visit. While population of Asia has increased substantially.
So this article is hogwash, from my first hand experience. These writers need to travel more.
Beans, bugs, recycled feces burgers, how long until we see an article reminiscent of Jonathon Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” without the saving grace of biting satire?
Okay, so we’ll be eating bugs. That is if the motorcycle riders don’t eat them all first.
no one is going to tell me what to eat!
Nope. Don't think so.
If the food situation is so bad that there isn't enough crops or meat for people, then there won't be enough for the insects to thrive, either. We will all die--except roaches of course.
Soilent Green ping.
“Meal worms and termites arent bad.”
I don’t know much about meal worms but them termites will destroy your house. They’re beyond bad.
Its not so far in the future. I saw this on Shark Tank recently. I believe I read somewhere there is a patent pending too.
I never throw away bags of food like flour and cornmeal, pancake mix, etc, that is going to be cooked and has pests that are too small to bother with, no matter how old.
No silkworm? A byproduct of the silk industry. You can get them almost anywhere in Korea, tasty too.
What’s brown and crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside?
Centipede, the other white meat.
1 January 2007
Washington, D. C. - The U. S. Department of Agriculture has increased the amount of insect parts and rodent hairs allowed in food from the previous 30 parts or one hair per gram to 100 parts or three hairs per gram, but the increases are allowed only every seventh and eighth year.
Allowable insect parts include semen, heads, antennae, legs, eggs, and maggots. Rodent hairs may come from any rodent, including rats, mice, and squirrels. In the industry, such matter is referred to, euphemistically, as animal byproducts, despite the fact that, scientifically, insects are not animals. It sounds better, Mike Johannes, Secretary of Agriculture suggested at a recent press conference concerning the increase in allowances.
Beware of eating libraries. They probably taste awful. And remember, You Are What You Eat. YuckO!
Except Michelle Obama.
That’s libtards. Sorry for the automatic spellchecker. Ha
We can live on good intentions of liberals.
“The U. S. Department of Agriculture has increased the amount of insect parts and rodent hairs allowed in food from the previous 30 parts or one hair per gram to 100 parts or three hairs per gram, but the increases are allowed only every seventh and eighth year.”
Years ago I did a remodel on a Farmers Brothers coffee facility and in the warehouse there was about 5 guys in suits in their hands and knees. I asked what they were doing and was told that a rat had gotten into a bag of coffee beans and they were collecting and counting rat turds.
If the number exceeded a certain amount they would have had to destroy all the coffee in the warehouse which was hundreds of thousands of bags of beans.
You made up my mind for me. The moment I saw those wiggly little Creepy Crawlers, I knew I would rather starve or eat moss, lichen and tree bark before I eat a damn giant roach. NO! I can imagine using the protein rich flour made from the bugs, that, I could stomach without retching. Out here in California, we have a lot of succulent Sanguaro Cacti that can be eaten. So I won’t be turning my stove into a Thing Maker after all.
don’t think so.
i say export our excess bugs to the places that already enjoy frying up and eating bugs.
Sounds like a plan. We don’t need to sign onerous free trade agreements beforehand, right?
First problem I see is gathering these insects. I don’t see college kids running around outside trying to catch grasshoppers so they’ll be breeding them and when man gets involved with nature, man screws it up.
It’s a miracle some government retard hasn’t started pushing rationing in response to articles like this.
If we start by ignoring the population control crowd, we’d find the “science” is already in place to feed the world.
If not for political oppression of people and technology, we have the means to feed them all.
I bought some meal worms yesterday and put them out for the blue birds obsessed with attacking my windows.
It took about two minutes and they were gobbled up. The female was slow and didn’t get her share.
I’m going to order a thousand today
The "Malthus Disciples" seem to emerge every few years or so, telling us that we won't be able to feed every mouth on the planet because our farming technology can't keep up with the population growth. These folks are related to animal rights' activists, who are related to the environmental whackos, who are related to the GW types, who are related to your common liberal, left-wing Communist who wants to control all means of production and wealth.
Had chocolate covered ants, also grasshoppers which taste like wild hickory nuts. LOL
I predict Ratburgers. Rats are easy to raise, they eat anything and grow fast, so they will provide a source of protein in the future. Besides the libs can't complain about their farts, like 0bama and his gang do about cows.
"Give me a double McRat with cheese, a large fry and supersize my drink" (to hell with you Bloomberg!).
There a guy with a reality show on cable who will eat anything! He is probably behind this.
They aren’t bad to eat.
I will add....I will not be eating insects, you will....to my list. Carnivores eat vegetarians too.
Are they mineral or vegetable?