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The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects
Forbes ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tim Worstall

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects

Locusts

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. There’s 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 Antoinette’s 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. They’re 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. It’s also true that there’s 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 it’s derived from a bug that feeds on cacti.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


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1 posted on 05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

To busy eating dead cow.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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For reference ...

The full report is here:

Edible insects

Future prospects for food and feed security

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e.pdf


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:13:11 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

So... a group of international cockroaches advocates eating insects? Do they expect they will be eaten last?


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:14:12 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:14:54 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
How timely! The 17 year cicadas are just a few days short of emerging -- We'll have to lay in a big supply - mondo protein! Nice and crispy, too!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:15:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Caipirabob

They discuss these things over filet mignon and lobster.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: DogByte6RER

I`ll eat their bugs when they eat my sh!t!


9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:27 PM PDT by nomad
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To: SpaceBar

Of course!!


10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:17:11 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Caipirabob

I was thinking that if they really want to eat insects so much, they can eat crap, it’s usually covered with them.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:18:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Then they will complain that the world is being overbugged. (If overfishing means taking too many fish, overbugging means taking too many bugs.)


13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:18:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: nomad

Is it me, or does the decor in the top photo look like some sort of weird pagan cross, like they are mocking Christ?


14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:18:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Some aver that the lobster is a kind of bug anyhow.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Caipirabob

What is wrong with these people?

Better question perhaps “ what is Not wrong with them?”


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:19:49 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SpaceBar

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!”


17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:20:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: DogByte6RER

So...if we make a ‘Big Gulp’ sugary drink with cicadas and cock roaches....will Nanny Bloomberg approve?


18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:20:46 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: KittenClaws

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.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Fried meal worms are tasty.

Crickets and grasshoppers are Kosher.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:21:33 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: DogByte6RER
No thanks. I had bugs for lunch. >>
21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:22:27 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: null and void

Wasn’t familiar with the cricket, but the locust/grasshopper is definitely on the okay diet list for the Hebrew people.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hakuna Matata!

It means no worries, for the rest of your days... it’s a problem free, philosophy, Hakuna Matata!


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:13 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Trickle-Up-Poverty, coming to a city near you...


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:53 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: DogByte6RER

No end of Asian Stinkbugs here especially in the spring, hell leave a plate out and they will sooner or later hang out on it.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:56 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: DogByte6RER

P.S. On NPR today, they had a segment about an invasive species cooking festival down here in South Florida.

Apparently burmese python is pretty decent and land snails are a delicacy in Nigeria.

http://www.opb.org/news/blog/ecotrope/eating-invasives-conservation-through-gastronomy/


26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bienvenue en Louisiane!

27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SpaceBar

An “ink blot” test? I guess it could be, sorta, depends on what you`re thinking at the time. When I think UN, its more along the lines of the devil and not god.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by nomad
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To: DogByte6RER

You don’t want to know what I suggest THEY eat!


29 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:21 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: ConorMacNessa
How timely! The 17 year cicadas are just a few days short of emerging

I lived in Maryland (DC/Baltimore area) in 2004 or 2003 (I think) when the cicadas came there. It was apocalyptic at times. I had to stand on a white roof at the Anna Rundle Mills Mall checking a roof leak in the midst of what seemed like a storm of cicadas. I thought I was in a sci-fi movie. They were in my hair, down my shirt. I finally had enough and gave into my inner wuss. Got on the radio and called it off.

BTW - Dogs love cicadas. It's like ice cream raining from the heavens. No harm until they eat 10 pounds of them. I have pictures of dog puke with bug parts and some bugs still with moving legs.

Have fun!

30 posted on 05/14/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: autumnraine

Tuna with patatas? I`ll take that over their bugs any day!


31 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:23 PM PDT by nomad
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Just Lazing Around FR?

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Why Not Donate?

32 posted on 05/14/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeOLGNyxxIw


33 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:04 PM PDT by struggle
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ve heard locusts can be quite tasty.

I really have no problem with insect eating, actually.

But eating insects because one finds them tasty, or one is starving is one thing...having nut case potentates at the UN saying we Must eat insects is a whole other story.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 7:39:37 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Now you are talking. I love mud bugs. (crawdads)

ummm ummm ummmm


35 posted on 05/14/2013 7:45:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: DogByte6RER
MMMMMM - Bugs!


36 posted on 05/14/2013 7:46:54 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: Son House

“Trickle-Up-Poverty, coming to a city near you...”

They will be especially tasty after being grilled over a dung fire in my mud hut. And you won’t believe how much money I’ll save, and how good I will feel living in solidarity with the world’s less fortunate.

(I’m pretty sure they can’t read ALL my emails, but just in case.)


37 posted on 05/14/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve had some chocolate covered insects and they were crunchy & not bad -— IF you’re starving.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:55 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: CtBigPat
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM - Humans.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: DogByte6RER

OK. When I see a full video of all UN members and staffers feasting on a plate of bugs, and eating it all, I’ll take them seriously.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
TRANSLATION: "Give us money and power."


41 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

OK, you first


42 posted on 05/14/2013 8:07:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: DogByte6RER

If you are what you eat then that’ll make em all needled..uh bugf..uh you know what I mean.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 8:09:36 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I learned from a Navy Seal that insects are much more palatable if you remove the legs, wings, and antennae.

:-)


44 posted on 05/14/2013 8:23:06 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Important culinary tip, that.


45 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You never know when it could come in handy!


46 posted on 05/14/2013 8:43:02 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Right up there with “Don’t cross the streams.”


47 posted on 05/14/2013 8:49:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tenacious 1

BTW - Dogs love cicadas. It’s like ice cream raining from the heavens. No harm until they eat 10 pounds of them. I have pictures of dog puke with bug parts and some bugs still with moving legs.
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Ha! You’re right. ....Had a little mutt terrier about 15 lbs. in size. Had a tall and spreading mesquite tree in backyard. Cicadas came out in mid-1970s here. After work and changing clothes, I’d grab my BB-gun and that dog was trying to open the patio glass door!

With a cold brew at hand, I’d shoot the little beasties out of the upper branches of the tree and the mutt would be watching intently. When I hit one he would often catch it before it hit the ground. ...It was one of his favorite times (and mine).


48 posted on 05/14/2013 9:52:16 PM PDT by octex
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49 posted on 05/14/2013 9:59:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: DogByte6RER
Prepared properly,tastes great.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 10:04:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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