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Insects Will Solve Urban Hunger

Mary Jander, Managing Editor, Future Cities
Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:40 EDT

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moomin-mashka
moomin-mashka  
9/30/2013 11:24:50 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: A Bugs Life
@PeterJ

Well,  people  in France eat snails, don't they?So, the one who wants to switch to the bug diet, may start with snails or eels

mejiac
mejiac  
9/30/2013 7:36:01 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: News Story
@Davedgreat2000,

I share your thoughts...the notion is definitly "different".

But like Mary mentioens, " it's good to see such a significant effort put into a very practical approach to urban hunger."

So maybe with further research, other secondary solutions may arise.

I mean...hey...it worked for Simba :)

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
9/30/2013 11:08:46 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: News Story
But is this really the way to go? I mean I understand all the hunger in the world and people need more food. It seems to me that, the wealthy class will be the only ones that will be able to eat beef, pork, fish, chicken, etc etc. while the rest of us due to rising costs in those food products will only be able to eat insects or grass.

dont get me wrong we have to do all we can to end hunger in the world, especially as the population increases. But are insects really the way to go?

PeterJ
PeterJ  
9/30/2013 9:52:09 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: News Story
I was also unaware that the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization has made similar recommendations related to the use of insects to increase food security. I also found that a new company in my home state of Rhode Island is successfully distributing insect food products.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
9/30/2013 9:02:29 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
News Story
@Mary, This story is not on ABCnews.com website

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/flour-made-insects-feed-underfed-populations/story?id=20402024

 

PeterJ
PeterJ  
9/29/2013 6:32:05 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: A Bugs Life
Yes, that's quite true. We have friends from France who abhor peanut butter. My making the transition to insects, though, will take some time. I laugh, though, thinking of the crawfish in New Orleans and how quick we are to partake in such delectable dishes!

CitySolver
CitySolver  
9/28/2013 11:24:51 AM
User Rank Blogger
engineered meat
Why Mary?? Its more hygenic, the meat have caused no pain, no animals will be harmed, as an animal lover myself, I think once I got used to it I would say its a good thing, no waste, no pain, no over/undersupply, no swings in price due to droughts, or poor weather= more sustainable!!

moomin-mashka
moomin-mashka  
9/28/2013 12:19:56 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: A Bugs Life
@Mary,

 the difference between a bug and a shrimp is only in our minds.You know for most of European, eating dogs would be something immoral and unacceptable, though eating cow is totally ok.However, there is no real difference.For an Indian, to eat a cow is absolutely impossible, more over, many of them are vegetarians.

We can think about different  eating practices, that seem to us at least strange, but we have to keep in mind, that our eating practices  might be weird too. I remember one Polish girl who couldn't understand, how americans could eat  a toast with peanut butter AND JAM!!!

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
9/27/2013 5:30:20 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Cows etc
Before I'd eat meat from a lab I think I'd stick to cheese and veggies.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
9/27/2013 5:29:43 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: A Bugs Life
Well, I can't say I would want to try anytime soon, @bulk, but given the opportunity I will certainly keep your advice in mind. But tarantulas... Argh..

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