Skip to comments.Six legs tasty: First edible insect farm opens in US
Posted on 05/25/2014 2:04:25 PM PDT by upbeat5
A TWITCHING mass of European house crickets clings to a maze of meshed cardboard in a tent about the size of a minivan. They are inside their new home, an abandoned warehouse in Youngstown, Ohio, where they will prosper until being killed, ground into "flour" and baked into cookies and tortilla chips.
These are the first insects in the US to be farmed for human consumption. Big Cricket Farms, the company running the warehouse, is working with insect food start-up Six Foods in Boston, who will make the cricket chips (pictured right) which they call "chirps" and cookies. They are among many adventurous eaters hoping to carve out a niche for a protein-rich, environmentally friendly food source that could transform the modern diet.
Laura D'Asaro and Rose Wang, who founded Six Foods, plan to get around the yuck factor with insect-based foods that don't look like the creepy-crawlies they come from. Their cricket flour is about 70 per cent protein by weight the idea is to blend it into recipes for chips and cookies alongside the other typical ingredients. The foods come out looking and tasting like things people are already used to eating, only with a boost in nutritional value.
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This seems gross, but logical.
I’m for more of this.
Kind of a Soylent Brown, eh?
” where they will prosper until being killed, ground into “flour” and baked into cookies and tortilla chips.”
Wasn’t this how soylent green started?
No, just no.
Remember the emu/ostrich craze?
Well, if John the Baptist could get by on locus
Fine waste of fish bait.
I’m not against eating bugs.
Not strongly for it, but it seems perfectly aok.
“Remember the emu/ostrich craze?”
Yes, but again no. I *might* try and ostrich egg. Those things are huge! But I love eggs, they are pretty much my favorite food, so I’d try an ostrich one.
So, where does PETA stand on this important issue? Surely they can intercede and tell us what we can and can’t do on this. Shouldn’t bugs be “range fed” rather than forcibly crowded into inhumane feedlots?
The Breakfast of Liberals!
Now with added mouse droppings.
I have heard that some with the right seasoning and toasting are tasty, never had any but that’s what I hear.Lots of people in other countries eat them daily, the protein you are raised with is what’s normal.
Sounds like a good protein snack. But no chocolate covering. Maybe baked with a crushed almond topping.
In Thailand, you can get all kinds of bugs at the night market. Nowadays, however it is almost entirely for the tourist except for the bamboo worms and ants eggs. The younger crowd goes for KFC.
It’s just a front. Think soylent cricket. The USDA recently
approved horses for human consumption. Dog is OK in Mexico
and if Moochell has her way cats aren’t safe either./s
“This seems gross, but logical.”
Yea. And for some so does soylent green.
So from now on when you laugh, start with an “H”
instead of an “M”.
Had best be WELL LABLED for Avoidance !
How long before Michelle puts this on the school lunch menu?