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Posted on 08/15/2017 9:24:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Full headline: Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in Switzerland next week
Switzerland's second-largest supermarket chain, Coop, announced it would begin selling an insect burger, and insect balls, based on protein-rich mealworm.
Swiss food safety laws were changed last May to allow for the sale of food items containing three types of insects: crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms, which are the larval form of the mealworm beetle.
These insects, long used in animal feed, must be bred under strict supervision for four generations before they are considered appropriate for human consumption, according to Swiss law.
Local production will thus take a few months to get started.
In the meantime, imports are possible under strict conditions - the insects must be raised in accordance with the Swiss requirements at a company submitted to inspections by national food safety authorities.
Insects as a food source are a good source of protein, vitamins, fats and essential minerals, and there is also a case for rearing insects for food as it could be more environmentally friendly than other forms of animal protein production.
The production of greenhouse gases by most insects is likely to be lower than that of conventional livestock - for example, pigs produce 10-100 times more greenhouse gases per kg of weight than mealworms.
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A takeoff on Soylent Green?
I would definitely try it.
We really should not consider this so grossly radical. We already consume bee vomit without a passing thought.
Why do insects have such small balls?
Not very many of them know how to dance.
you are what you eat
I was in a Organic Food store in Woodbridge, VA which sold crickets, meal worms and some other insect in several different fabulous flavors.
For some reason, I could not get my 12 year old son to try any of them.
I claimed a bad stomach, ulcers if you must ask, and passed on them myself.
Never in the form of a burger or make believe meat product.
I would know it and be too disgusted.
Maybe in the form of a Trail Mix ingredient, mixed in with sunflower seeds and dried dates. In the event of starvation.
I still wouldn’t be thrilled about it.
Only if they are approved by the National Entomology Society. I wouldn’t want to eat any endangered species.
Uh, so is it insects or is it mealworms? Maybe they should get a better grade of idiot to write these articles.
Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS?
Have you ever smelled mothballs?
Worm burgers would go over great in Austin. The rest of Texas, no way.
Mealworms are best used for bluegills.
Yeah, I would eat them if really cooked, and I was starving hungry.
The most plentiful species of bugs must be the cockroach and the housefly. Don’t think either will be on the menu any time soon.
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