. . .especially after recently munching on a cocroach leg (strong taste!)
I was just reading an interesting article on edible insects in Cosmos no longer available on line
Cosmos - October/November 2008 - Departments & Regulars (Page 70)
Moreover, edible insects can forage on a far wider range of plants than do ...
digital.cosmosmagazine.com/cosmosmagazine/20081011/?pg=73The argument for eating bugs (a pretty good one):"Cows and pigs are the SUVs of the food world.
And bugs--they're the Piruses, maybe even bicycles".
1. We eat them now eg the US FDA says it is OK to have up to thirty insect pieces in 100g peanut butter etc etc
2. Eaten in Africa and Asia (& 113 countries) some are delicacies.
3. We eat crustacean from the sea crustaceans and insects all are arthropods.
4. Sea crustacean eat dead meat --- insects are vegan.
5. Crickets or Grasshoppers can be more nutritious than an equal quantity of beef or pork.
6. Fats in bugs are healthier.
7. High in essential amino acids and good protein.
8.Insects are generally clean living in their choice of food and habitat.
9. Insects forage on wider range of food plants than traditional meat animals and so can tap sources that are worthless in conventional meat production eg cactus mesquite.
10. Diet conversion is six times higher than beef "Cows and pigs are the SUVs of the food world. And bugs--they're the Piruses, maybe even bicycles".
11. Bugs can be raised sustainably.