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Unread June 2nd, 2008, 11:07 AM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Cool Eat Bugs

Back to our original environments? Or a "no surprise" finding given the universality of hox genes and the long coevolved history that we have with fleas. Perhaps we should pay extra for the insect parts in our sausage...


"Just the cricket: Eating insects is good for us and for the environment, scientists claim

"... scientists claim adding insects to our diet would be good for us and the environment...Crunching into crickets or snacking on grilled caterpillar is apparently a means to a nutrient-rich diet that also helps reduce pests and puts less strain on the planet than eating conventional meat.
"insects (sic!) in their dried form are said to have twice the protein of raw meat and fish, while others are rich in unsaturated fat and contain important vitamins and minerals.

"Experts believe they could one day be marketed as a healthy alternative to fatty snacks.

"In most of Europe, bug-eating is largely restricted to the belated realisation that there has been an unwelcome addition to the salad....It is common elsewhere, however, with some 1,700 species of bug eaten in 113 countries....Patrick Durst, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, said that if consumers were to be tempted to broaden their culinary horizons the trick might be to make the bugs look more palatable.

"'You need to get the food into a form where someone doesn't have to look the bug in the eye when they eat it,' he said."

(Note: "expert": noun, spurt = a drip under pressure, ex = once was but no longer is.)

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