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Would you eat insects?
#1

Would you eat insects?
Would you eat insects? Grasshoppers, worms, etc?

A number of cultures do. I would. I'm sure a few people here have. 
My daughter's Mexican aunt talked a few weeks ago about collecting grasshoppers to eat when she was a kid.

I'm not sure many USians would be keen on it though. Maybe when all the cattle are gone and we're scrounging for seed corn it'll become acceptable to eat insects here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/scien...phagy.html

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There is in the universe only one true divide, one real binary, life and death. Either you are living or you are not. Everything else is molten, malleable.

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#2

Would you eat insects?
Only as a last resort, as in for survival.
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 03:52 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: Only as a last resort, as in for survival.

What if they taste good? Still only for survival?

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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 03:56 AM)Tres Leches Wrote: What if they taste good? Still only for survival?

-Teresa

I'm not brave enough to try it unless as a last resort.
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Would you eat insects?
I would be willing to try those Exo Protein bars made from crickets, but not sure I'd eat cooked insects unless it was necessary. Tongue
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#6

Would you eat insects?
You mean now? Probably not.

If I was very hungry? Of course. The longest I've ever gone without food is 36hours. I had just reached the stage when the stomach starts to hurt,. Would have happily eaten a witchetty grub.

I suspect those days may not be as far away as we like to think . A staple for centuries I think in Mexico, and parts of SE Asia. Pretty sure the Chinese eat grubs and insects; this is a culture which eats anything whose "back faces heaven".Only two exceptions of which I'm aware "dog's heart and wolf's lung" , but I suspect that's just a folk tale. ;
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 03:52 AM)Tres Leches Wrote: Would you eat insects? Grasshoppers, worms, etc?

A number of cultures do. I would. I'm sure a few people here have. 
My daughter's Mexican aunt talked a few weeks ago about collecting grasshoppers to eat when she was a kid.

I'm not sure many USians would be keen on it though. Maybe when all the cattle are gone and we're scrounging for seed corn it'll become acceptable to eat insects here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/scien...phagy.html

-Teresa

Isn't there already lots of insect bits in the food most people eat anyway? Peanut butter, for instance. No, it's  not snacking on whole grasshoppers, but it still counts.
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away...
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 04:35 AM)grympy Wrote: ...I had just reached the stage  when the stomach starts  to hurt.  Would have happily  eaten a witchetty grub.

Not me mate...

[Image: Witchetty-grubs-still-on-the-menu-for-ni..._large.jpg]

I'd rather eat my own left testicle!

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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 09:04 AM)SYZ Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 04:35 AM)grympy Wrote: ...I had just reached the stage  when the stomach starts  to hurt.  Would have happily  eaten a witchetty grub.

Not me mate...

[Image: Witchetty-grubs-still-on-the-menu-for-ni..._large.jpg]

I'd rather eat my own left testicle!

Tongue

Slimy, yet satisfying!
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Would you eat insects?
Pro tip: If you have to eat grubs, swallow them whole, don't chew them.
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Would you eat insects?
I will try anything.
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#12

Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 10:13 AM)no one Wrote: I will try anything.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(food)
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#13

Would you eat insects?
Yes, even that.
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 09:04 AM)SYZ Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 04:35 AM)grympy Wrote: ...I had just reached the stage  when the stomach starts  to hurt.  Would have happily  eaten a witchetty grub.

Not me mate...

[Image: Witchetty-grubs-still-on-the-menu-for-ni..._large.jpg]

I'd rather eat my own left testicle!

Tongue

Jeez, I meant COOKED of course.  Tongue 

  However, don't know how hungry I would need to be to eat tripe.
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 10:33 AM)no one Wrote: Yes, even that.

People do eat it, of course. But the smell sent me running.
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#16

Would you eat insects?
There are some companies now making meal/flour using insects.  I’m willing to try it, though not to cook with it myself.  I suspect we will all have no choice within a few years.
god, ugh
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Would you eat insects?
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Would you eat insects?
I went as far as chocolate made with ants. I figured you can't go wrong with chocolate. I was right.
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Would you eat insects?
I don't like everything I try, but I'll give them a shot.
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Would you eat insects?
Not intentionally.   hobo
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 12:51 PM)Alan V Wrote: Not intentionally.   hobo
There was a time when weevils in the flour invoked the name "enhanced bread". Whistling
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#22

Would you eat insects?
I have and probably will again if given the chance. Like most, I don't like the large larval/grubs. I like insects fried the best.

And, as already mentioned, my guess is that all of us have eaten insect parts, we just didn't know. 

https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredients-add...s-handbook

(scroll down to the Commodities and Defect Action Levels)
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Would you eat insects?
(10-08-2019, 01:03 PM)brewerb Wrote: I have and probably will again if given the chance. Like most, I don't like the large larval/grubs. I like insects fried the best.

And, as already mentioned, my guess is that all of us have eaten insect parts, we just didn't know. 

https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredients-add...s-handbook

(scroll down to the Commodities and Defect Action Levels)

There used to be a Federal regulation on how much cockroach could be included in any bottle of rum.
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#24

Would you eat insects?
I would like to try them but I also would not like to try them, so basically, I'd like somebody to feed them to me without knowing.
"If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet, you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that?" 

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#25

Would you eat insects?
Probably not but I'm not ruling it out entirely.
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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