Bugs - food of the future?

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    Apr 13, 2013 11:29 PM GMT

    It makes a lot of sense if you think about it, overpopulation of the planet, inefficiency of cattle farming and rising food prices mean we should consider alternative sources of food.

    For me personally, the feeling of trepidation at being presented with a plate of snails was soon replaced when I realised how tasty they were. I have eaten dried mealworms and a fried scorpion as well, but they didn't taste of much, it was a bit disappointing.

    Apart from all the bugs you eat in our sleep, does anyone have experience of eating bugs? Or any opinions on it? Or recipes?
  • kevmoran

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    Apr 14, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    We sell bacon-cheeseburger flavored grasshoppers where I work, they sell like crazy.
  • Trauts

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    Apr 14, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    I just dreamt of a ton of grasshoppers... And I killed every single one of them icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 17, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    Deep fried, chocolate-dipped and coated in confectionary sugar is the way most people would eat bugs. Not exactly health food!
  • Medjai

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    Apr 17, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    Hardly. The planet isn't overpopulated, and cattle farming is only an issue here, where we eat way too much meat. We need to focus on getting what we're doing now right, not ditching and using new, even less proven, methods of food production.
  • Varanus

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    Apr 17, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    This is really old news, while it may be something of interest for 1'st world countries as its obviously something new for us and not many people have given it the consideration it deserves.
    When one decides to go into developing nations you will be surprised what is really on offer to fill that voided stomach.
    I spent 7 months in South East Asia travelling when i turned 18 the amount of different food items one seen on the street stalls and what people where eating was just absolutely fascinating.
    Ive seen and tried grass hoppers, Scorpions, Water Bugs, Tarantula's, Ants and Ant eggs, Meal worms, Sea Horses among other numerous animals/Bug life.
    More than often once someone looks outside the square box it opens up a whole new world of experiences and tastes available.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Apr 18, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Fried ants go good in rice. Gives it a robust taste and the texture difference isn't very noticable.