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Should we all be eating insects?
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What i want to know is if you are capable of eating insects, like a usual dish, on a daily basis. Also if you think is this really the answer for many of our problems relating to our resources, which are decreasing every year.

Before answering, watch the videos or, at least, the first one and then comment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM8s1ch5TRw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1jRxzMsOcI&feature=youtu.be
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dont think i'd be able to deal with that low resources or not
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Depends on the insect and how it is prepared. But overall, I'm surprised that the 1st world countries don't turn to "alternative" sources of food considering how many (quantity, not percent) folks go hungry every day.
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People from all over the world have been eating insects for centuries.
In Mexico some people eat grasshoppers, worms, and ants. Ant larvae is considered a delicacy and only eaten by those who can afford it while grasshoppers are for commoners.

Americans should eat less meat and eat more vegetables.
Posted 7/6/14
No thank you.
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dont think i'd be able to deal with that low resources or not


Funny you say that because to us is such a big deal and is disgusting and for some Asian countries (just not to say all) is just a normal dish. I think we will overcome that "fear". Besides, at this rate, resources will be at dangerously low levels so, unless there's some new solution for it, we will end up eating bugs.


In Mexico some people eat grasshoppers, worms, and ants.


To be honest, didn't knew that Mexico has those kinds of food.


But overall, I'm surprised that the 1st world countries don't turn to "alternative" sources of food considering how many (quantity, not percent) folks go hungry every day.


Well, probably because that wouldn't be very lucrative for the big food companies.
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Bullbound wrote:

Depends on the insect and how it is prepared. But overall, I'm surprised that the 1st world countries don't turn to "alternative" sources of food considering how many (quantity, not percent) folks go hungry every day.


I agree. With the number of hungry people in 1st world countries and the availability of insects as an alternative food source that is both easy to produce in abundance and is healthier for people. However, I think it has been ingrained into many people that eating insects is nasty or bad and shouldn't be used as an alternative source of food.

I think it would be a good idea to eat insects on a daily basis, it would reduce the amount of fresh water used each year for agriculture (as is stated in the first video) and would be able to be produced in such quantities so that no person would go hungry because they can't afford to buy other foods.
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I would rather die than eat a insect.
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gintamaaa511 wrote:



To be honest, didn't knew that Mexico has those kinds of food.



We have tons of unusual foods! :D
These are maguey worms and they cost between 80-100 USD a kilo. W


Ant larvae.


Grasshoppers are very cheap.


Posted 7/6/14 , edited 7/6/14
Honey, crickets are delicious.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

People from all over the world have been eating insects for centuries.
In Mexico some people eat grasshoppers, worms, and ants. Ant larvae is considered a delicacy and only eaten by those who can afford it while grasshoppers are for commoners.

Americans should eat less meat and eat more vegetables.


When talking about vegetables, does that include folks in a vegetative state?

Many countries have different food tastes and preferences than the USA. Heck, different parts of the USA have different food preferences. I think a lot of it is that we are conditioned to turn away from foods like ants and maggots while other countries turn towards them.
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Because of the summer there is lot of small fly's around if i could eat them instead of killing them and cleaning them i could get my energy back that i lose from frustration of their present. But what if i get sick? It's not worth it.
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Don't think I'd be able to handle that.
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eh, idk, I'd do it if I had to.
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gintamaaa511 wrote:

Funny you say that because to us is such a big deal and is disgusting and for some Asian countries (just not to say all) is just a normal dish. I think we will overcome that "fear". Besides, at this rate, resources will be at dangerously low levels so, unless there's some new solution for it, we will end up eating bugs.


Exactly. On my own I would probably not willingly eat this. However, if resources were so dangerously low I would eat them.

I doubt it's very different than all the stuff we already stuff into our bodies like fast food and energy drinks.
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