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Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in...
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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.

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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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalfarm; foodsupply; globalism; insect; insectburgers; insects; mealworm; mealworms; protein; soylentgreen
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Of course the Algores and Zuckerbergs of the world will stop eating beef, pork, or chicken and switch to insects only.

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1 posted on 08/15/2017 9:24:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

A takeoff on Soylent Green?


2 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT by x1stcav (White. Male. Unreconstructed. Never owned a slave.)
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To: BenLurkin

I would definitely try it.


3 posted on 08/15/2017 9:26:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: BenLurkin
Yummers!


4 posted on 08/15/2017 9:27:54 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Bug Burger.

Yum yum.


5 posted on 08/15/2017 9:28:01 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: BenLurkin

We really should not consider this so grossly radical. We already consume bee vomit without a passing thought.


6 posted on 08/15/2017 9:28:56 AM PDT by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why do insects have such small balls?

Not very many of them know how to dance.


7 posted on 08/15/2017 9:28:59 AM PDT by Mercat (I know my redeemer lives.)
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To: BenLurkin
First Switzerland...then Boston.
8 posted on 08/15/2017 9:29:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: BenLurkin

you are what you eat


9 posted on 08/15/2017 9:29:47 AM PDT by xp38
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To: BenLurkin

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.


10 posted on 08/15/2017 9:29:48 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: BenLurkin
Here are two cooks in the kitchen preparing the patty:


11 posted on 08/15/2017 9:29:56 AM PDT by Slyfox (Where's Reagan when we need him? Look in the mirror - the spirit of The Gipper lives within you.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


12 posted on 08/15/2017 9:30:08 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

Only if they are approved by the National Entomology Society. I wouldn’t want to eat any endangered species.


13 posted on 08/15/2017 9:30:19 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: BenLurkin

Uh, so is it insects or is it mealworms? Maybe they should get a better grade of idiot to write these articles.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 9:31:58 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BenLurkin

Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS?

NO WAY


15 posted on 08/15/2017 9:32:09 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet (If it is to be, it's up to me))
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To: Mercat

Have you ever smelled mothballs?


16 posted on 08/15/2017 9:32:43 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BenLurkin

Worm burgers would go over great in Austin. The rest of Texas, no way.


17 posted on 08/15/2017 9:33:08 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: BenLurkin

Mealworms are best used for bluegills.


18 posted on 08/15/2017 9:33:14 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, I would eat them if really cooked, and I was starving hungry.


19 posted on 08/15/2017 9:33:49 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

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.


20 posted on 08/15/2017 9:34:02 AM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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