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.
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Wasn’t familiar with the cricket, but the locust/grasshopper is definitely on the okay diet list for the Hebrew people.
It means no worries, for the rest of your days... it’s a problem free, philosophy, Hakuna Matata!
Trickle-Up-Poverty, coming to a city near you...
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.
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.
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.
You don’t want to know what I suggest THEY eat!
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.
Tuna with patatas? I`ll take that over their bugs any day!
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.
Now you are talking. I love mud bugs. (crawdads)
ummm ummm ummmm
“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.)
I’ve had some chocolate covered insects and they were crunchy & not bad -— IF you’re starving.
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.
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