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.