Skip to comments.The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects
Posted on 05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a part of the United Nations, has released a report saying that we should all get ready to start eating insects. Theres a certain amount of truth in the report but not all that much:
World population is slated to top nine billion by 2050, and seeing as how arable land is being rapidly swallowed by towns and cities, oceans are increasingly overfished, and climate change is disrupting traditional farming, a new United Nations study proposes a twist on Marie Antoinettes dietary advice: let them eat bugs.
Common prejudice against eating insects is not justified from a nutritional point of view, write the authors of a 191-page report (PDF) released by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) entitled Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security.
The true parts of the report are that yes, insects are indeed highly nutritious. Theyre also a very efficient method of turning various forms of vegetable matter into proteins and other materials that humans can actually digest: we do better eating a locust that has eaten the grass than we would eating the grass directly. Its also true that theres plenty of insects to eat, even that with some decent saucing they can be very tasty (well, OK, some of them).
Finally, almost all of us have eaten insect derived products, if not an entire bug itself directly. Cochineal is a widely used food dye and its derived from a bug that feeds on cacti.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
To busy eating dead cow.
For reference ...
The full report is here:
Future prospects for food and feed security
So... a group of international cockroaches advocates eating insects? Do they expect they will be eaten last?
They discuss these things over filet mignon and lobster.
I`ll eat their bugs when they eat my sh!t!
I was thinking that if they really want to eat insects so much, they can eat crap, it’s usually covered with them.
Then they will complain that the world is being overbugged. (If overfishing means taking too many fish, overbugging means taking too many bugs.)
Is it me, or does the decor in the top photo look like some sort of weird pagan cross, like they are mocking Christ?
Some aver that the lobster is a kind of bug anyhow.
What is wrong with these people?
Better question perhaps “ what is Not wrong with them?”
Two projector screens on either side of their pillar, but it does look rather cross-y. One could take it in more than one way... maybe it’s the Lord’s way of telling those folks “not so fast!”
So...if we make a ‘Big Gulp’ sugary drink with cicadas and cock roaches....will Nanny Bloomberg approve?
John the Baptist (ok, he was not a Methodist or a Lutheran) ate wild honey and locusts, the only bug permitted by the Mosaic law for food.
Fried meal worms are tasty.
Crickets and grasshoppers are Kosher.
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