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And it claims livestock, such as cows and pigs, requires too much space and fodder to be an energy-efficient source of food for the everexpanding population. Ultimately, it argues, there’s simply not enough land for us all to eat roast beef.

And so the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation is urging us to try other alternatives, including insects. Yikes!

And for good measure a picture of a bug:


The UN reports that ‘as a food source, insects are highly nutritious’, and they require a mere fraction of the resources to rear, pound for pound, as more conventional meats.

Some species boast almost twice the protein of mainstream meat and fish, and in their larvae stage they tend to be rich in fat, vitamins and minerals.

They also go on, like most things that sound like a bad idea… to tell us other enlightened progressive societies that do it to help us feel like it is okay.

By contrast, in other cultures, they’re still prized as a delicacy. In Japan, they like to marinate the grubs of the longhorn beetle in soy sauce before grilling them. In Samoa, they feed them on coconut shavings for a few days, then roast them over charcoal,
wrapped in a banana leaf.

Thailand is thought to have 15,000 small farms raising crickets, and the South African mopane worm industry is worth $85 million. Locusts are also a popular snack there.

So, Japan… Yea, you can buy little girl’s used panties by vending machine there too, so should we emmulate that as well?

And come to think of it, I’ve herd of Samoa and Thailand being the targets of international aid, but never contributing to the world like the US with our medical advancements or the French with their… well, mayonnaise.

No, sorry.  Japan, you can keep your little-girl used panty vending machiens… and your insect eating.  I’m going to go find a steak.