Eat more insects, says UN

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  • Tom_Servo 13 May 2013 14:57:25 18,082 posts
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    Well, would you? Have you?

    Seems inevitable sometime in the future what with the rising price of traditional meat and the environment.

    So, would you eat a maggot burger or a locust pizza or something?
  • mcmonkeyplc 13 May 2013 15:15:11 39,937 posts
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    If it tastes good then yeah.
  • RobTheBuilder 13 May 2013 15:25:43 6,521 posts
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    I think it's a very logical and well thought out suggestion. Will take a long period to change perceptions here but it can be done.
  • Sid-Nice 13 May 2013 15:45:36 15,851 posts
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    "Ah Grasshopper."
  • Fake_Blood 13 May 2013 15:46:54 5,144 posts
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  • Murbs 13 May 2013 15:47:30 23,007 posts
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    Bug reports :D
  • Murbs 13 May 2013 15:48:25 23,007 posts
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    Ain't know way you're getting me anywhere near a dung beetle.
  • DrStrangelove 13 May 2013 15:50:50 6,620 posts
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    Sectarians eat more?
  • DrStrangelove 13 May 2013 15:53:06 6,620 posts
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    btw, wouldn't it be more reasonable to eat humans? That would help fighting overpopulation at the same time, and they don't taste that bad.

    edit: I heard, ahem.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:53:45 13-05-2013
  • RightBean 13 May 2013 15:53:54 711 posts
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    No thanks, not all of us are lizards
  • Whizzo 13 May 2013 15:55:36 44,065 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:Have you?
    Well everyone has, although probably not by deliberate action.

    Plenty of arachnids too.
  • imamazed 13 May 2013 15:56:05 6,227 posts
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    I think it's important that we do start to eat insects
  • Salaman 13 May 2013 16:31:28 20,616 posts
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    If maggots are processed into burgers and they taste OK, I don't mind. Shovelling spoonfuls of maggots into my mouth ... less keen.
  • Armoured_Bear 13 May 2013 16:33:08 14,815 posts
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    I ate some insects in Thailand, they were fried and crunchy, tasted spicy and sold in markets as a snack.
    If they were goey I'm not sure I would have reacted the same tbh.
  • mal 13 May 2013 16:39:55 24,361 posts
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    The last episode of The Why Factor on disgust covered the western disgust at eating insect (as well as people disgusted at teh gayz).
  • DrStrangelove 13 May 2013 16:41:36 6,620 posts
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    @imamazed

    'twas flying over my head until I read it the third time
  • RyanDS 13 May 2013 16:45:23 10,717 posts
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    I've eaten flying ants several times. Raw (to freak the folks out when I was a kid) and fried in butter, which was actually quite tasty.

    Locust is not bad either, I've tried that fried and cooked over a campfire in scout training.

    To be honest though I will eat just about anything as long as it is safe. I'm on a quest to eat one of every living thing on the planet.
  • DrStrangelove 13 May 2013 16:49:56 6,620 posts
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    The Chinese don't seem to have a problem with eating bugs (or anything at all), and they're our superiors, so it can't be that bad I guess
  • ZuluHero 13 May 2013 16:57:25 4,677 posts
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    I like snails - but its hard to get them in the UK. I have them every time i go to france though!
  • spindle9988 13 May 2013 17:07:51 3,949 posts
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    Snails are alright. With garlic of course
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 13 May 2013 17:17:57 17,081 posts
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    Snails aren't insects, in fact they're legally considered to be Chinamen.
  • twelveways 13 May 2013 17:21:32 5,205 posts
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    Pizza Hut in China has snails on the menu.
  • RyanDS 13 May 2013 17:23:46 10,717 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Snails aren't insects, in fact they're legally considered to be Chinamen.
    In South Africa the Chinese are campaigning to become legally classified as black.

    /random fact of the day.
  • Rusty_M 13 May 2013 17:34:31 5,501 posts
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    I ate a larva once. It was quite bitter.
  • Tom_Servo 13 May 2013 17:35:27 18,082 posts
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    I would be too if someone had just popped me in their mouth.

    WAHEY
  • mal 13 May 2013 17:47:15 24,361 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    Pizza Hut in China has snails on the menu.
    Probably tastes better than their pizzas to be fair.
  • PazJohnMitch 13 May 2013 17:50:35 10,153 posts
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    Eaten quite a few insects in China. Generally speaking they are all quite nice. Particularly like fried scorpion.
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