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7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future
livescience dot com ^ | 4-2014

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bugeaters; gourmet; insects; protein; unclean; youeatbugsieatsteak; yummy
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Okay, who is first? Pictures on the linked site. Termites are on the list. Oh, the irony of eating the things that eat your house.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:22 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

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!


2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:55:16 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: doug from upland

Meal worms and termites aren’t bad.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:55:36 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: doug from upland

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.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: jameslalor

I’m already tired of this whole “population explosion of humans will force us to eat bugs” nonsense.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: doug from upland

With things going as they are, and the Four Horsemen in the offing, get ready to eat locusts by the barrel.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: doug from upland

There is one thing that people pushing this can eat:

My shorts.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 10:00:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: doug from upland

I’d rather eat libtards..


8 posted on 04/29/2014 10:02:05 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: doug from upland

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...


9 posted on 04/29/2014 10:02:23 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: doug from upland

Seems reasonable.

It was once said that given enough HOT SAUCE one could eat a helping of HorseApples or at least enough to survive.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:08 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: doug from upland

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.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: doug from upland

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.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:41 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: doug from upland

13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:10:26 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: doug from upland

Okay, so we’ll be eating bugs. That is if the motorcycle riders don’t eat them all first.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:17:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: jameslalor
Heading straight for Soylent Green territory indeed.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:18:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: doug from upland
"students from McGill University"

The Canadians can eat all the bugs they want as far as I'm concerned.
17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:18:38 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: doug from upland

no one is going to tell me what to eat!


18 posted on 04/29/2014 10:20:26 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: doug from upland
7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future

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.

19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:24:30 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Cold Heat

Soilent Green ping.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:24:55 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: null and void
Meal worms are tolerable. I've eaten reg worms also but they are gritty from the soil.
I've also had goldfish, but I didn't chew them up, they slide down smooth.
21 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: doug from upland
....so....ok...........I'll wait for my proverbial dirt nap.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: null and void

“Meal worms and termites aren’t bad.”

I don’t know much about meal worms but them termites will destroy your house. They’re beyond bad.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:28:00 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

http://chapul.com/blog/tag/Cricket+flour

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.

High protein...


24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT by 1st I.D Vet
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To: null and void

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.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 11:03:52 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: doug from upland

No silkworm? A byproduct of the silk industry. You can get them almost anywhere in Korea, tasty too.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 11:06:35 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: doug from upland

What’s brown and crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside?
A roach!
Centipede, the other white meat.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 11:07:25 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: doug from upland

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.

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/UnNews:Allowable_insect_parts,_rodent_hairs_in_food_increases


28 posted on 04/29/2014 11:22:36 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Cold Heat

Beware of eating libraries. They probably taste awful. And remember, You Are What You Eat. YuckO!


29 posted on 04/29/2014 11:33:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: dalereed

Except Michelle Obama.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:34:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

That’s libtards. Sorry for the automatic spellchecker. Ha


31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:35:26 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: doug from upland

We can live on good intentions of liberals.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:48:07 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: doug from upland


33 posted on 04/30/2014 12:10:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: huldah1776

“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.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 12:14:46 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: JoeProBono

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.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 12:35:06 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: doug from upland

don’t think so.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 12:53:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

i say export our excess bugs to the places that already enjoy frying up and eating bugs.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 12:54:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sounds like a plan. We don’t need to sign onerous free trade agreements beforehand, right?


38 posted on 04/30/2014 12:55:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: doug from upland
I have always thought that the future would look like Star Trek, not V.
39 posted on 04/30/2014 1:06:31 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: doug from upland

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.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 2:07:06 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: doug from upland

It’s a miracle some government retard hasn’t started pushing rationing in response to articles like this.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 2:39:42 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: doug from upland

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.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 5:20:12 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: null and void

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


43 posted on 04/30/2014 5:24:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Olog-hai
I’m already tired of this whole “population explosion of humans will force us to eat bugs” nonsense.

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.

44 posted on 04/30/2014 5:55:15 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: doug from upland

Had chocolate covered ants, also grasshoppers which taste like wild hickory nuts. LOL


45 posted on 04/30/2014 5:56:27 AM PDT by bikerman (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but Satan is most definitely a Democrat.)
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To: doug from upland
7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future

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!).

46 posted on 04/30/2014 6:01:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: doug from upland

There a guy with a reality show on cable who will eat anything! He is probably behind this.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 6:04:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

They aren’t bad to eat.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Pox

I will add....I will not be eating insects, you will....to my list. Carnivores eat vegetarians too.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 7:25:44 AM PDT by sheana
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To: huldah1776
espite the fact that, scientifically, insects are not animals.

Are they mineral or vegetable?

50 posted on 04/30/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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