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How Will You be Having Your Insects Tonight?

Entomophagy : The practice of eating (nom-nom), (spiders) and (centipedes). I hope this doesn't disgust you because someday, it might just be the next big thing in the world of food .

The question I want to ask is, would you do it? I'd bet good money, if you were hungry enough you would. I'd also bet, were you to realize just how good of an idea it really is, you just might even do a search on for , right now.

Insects are plenteous, high-protein and – according to everything I'm hearing – they're tasty too. As well, the c#ultivation of insects as a food source is much less of a strain on the ecosystem.

Look, let's face it – the world population isn't shrinking and unless we all want global thermonuclear war, it isn't looking like it's getting any smaller, either. There's only so much farm-able land available and much of it's being developed for residential and commercial purposes.

Even the U.N. is urging the other two-thirds of the world to consider the other other one-third of the world just might have a pretty good thing going here. It sure beats famine.

The idea might take a little time to catch on here in the U.S. and the other Western nations (we're so spoiled and cranky) but, then again, so did and . Those two are also highly recommended too.

And yes, in case you're wondering, I would eat insects as a food source on a regular basis. And I would enjoy them, too.


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Fractal wrote on July 27, 2014, 10:17 PM

There are many indigenous people who regularly eat insects. A good way to obtain protein. Not something I would approach readily, but if hungry enough, then yes I would eat 'em.

cm_ang83 wrote on July 28, 2014, 12:10 AM

Nooo, i can't especially spider. One of my friend use to eat insect because he work in Combodia. He can eat every insect except spider because spider is really disgusting. When he bite, all the "juice" will spread in his mouth and the taste is very terrible.

LoudMan wrote on July 28, 2014, 12:31 AM

I'm actually going to give them a try. Why not? It'll make a great story for my grandkids one day. :)

LoudMan wrote on July 28, 2014, 12:32 AM

t depends on how they're cooked, I think. I've had crab and lobster and, aren't they the spider and cockroach of the sea?

paigea wrote on July 28, 2014, 11:14 AM

I would eat it if necessary. I think I vaguely remember someone having chocolate covered ants? or something. I tried one; the insect was unnoticeable in it.

Ellis wrote on July 28, 2014, 1:44 PM

I tried eating a spider once but it's not for me...he kept running off the plate...lol