Eat a bug

by Gene on Jun. 05th, 2008

Forget all that noise about eating dirt. The UN Food and Agriculture Association is apparently encouraging people to eat insects. They are a good source of protein, and, since they grow naturally, do not require large farms changing the environment. All together now: ewwwww!

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I'm intrigued. To be totally honest, I'm not that into eating dirt, so bugs might be a good compromise.

But I hear that they don't taste that great.

Maybe roasting isn't where it's at--but a medium-rare bug could be just the ticket.

posted on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:53pm
darkwingsm's picture
darkwingsm says:

I agree with JGordon, but it depends on which bug. For instance, NO way to dung beetles.

posted on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 1:00pm
bert123's picture
bert123 says:

wow so all the bugs that little toddlers eat when they are young actually provide a good source of protien for them. but i think that the only time i will eat a bug or any other insect will be if i am on fear factor.
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:11am
kali0082's picture
kali0082 says:

I'm not sure I should be sharing this, but I have a bug-eating story... When I was in high school, I was eating dinner at the table with my family & I saw an ant walking on the wall. I asked my mom if she would let me get out of doing dishes if I ate that ant, and she said yes. HA! I actually knew that it would be a good source of protein, so I caught the ant in my tortilla & ate it alive. (I really didn't want to do the dishes...)

posted on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 5:35pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

That formic acid gives them a nice tang too, doesn't it?

Or so I've heard.

posted on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 10:28am

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