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So, tell me, why don't we eat bugs?

Oryus
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4/23/2012 11:26:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
They're easy, cheap, and quick to farm, nutritious, abundant, etc.

What is stopping us from eating insects now?
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4/23/2012 11:32:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
They are gross, thats all I got.
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4/23/2012 11:33:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:32:41 PM, 16kadams wrote:
They are gross, thats all I got.

More thinking!
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4/23/2012 11:37:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:33:51 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:32:41 PM, 16kadams wrote:
They are gross, thats all I got.

More thinking!

We might get sick?
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4/23/2012 11:48:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:37:34 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:33:51 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:32:41 PM, 16kadams wrote:
They are gross, thats all I got.

More thinking!

We might get sick?

We might get sick from eating any of the things we eat. We do sometimes. Sometimes we die from it.
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4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha
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4/23/2012 11:54:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM, Oryus wrote:
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha

Once the bread runs out, I am gonna eat the new generation of moths that just hatched today... I hate those suckers... Anyway once the pizza ends, and society closes, yeah I will eat ants and crap like that.
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4/23/2012 11:57:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Insects are the highest moral beings in our world. Eating one is a first class ticket to Hell.
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4/24/2012 12:03:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:57:02 PM, thett3 wrote:
Insects are the highest moral beings in our world. Eating one is a first class ticket to Hell.

So many things to take into account....
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4/24/2012 12:05:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:54:26 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM, Oryus wrote:
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha

Once the bread runs out, I am gonna eat the new generation of moths that just hatched today... I hate those suckers... Anyway once the pizza ends, and society closes, yeah I will eat ants and crap like that.

Pizza deserves only the best.
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4/24/2012 12:07:26 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:05:49 AM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:54:26 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM, Oryus wrote:
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha

Once the bread runs out, I am gonna eat the new generation of moths that just hatched today... I hate those suckers... Anyway once the pizza ends, and society closes, yeah I will eat ants and crap like that.

Pizza deserves only the best.

What just happened......
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4/24/2012 12:07:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:07:26 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/24/2012 12:05:49 AM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:54:26 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM, Oryus wrote:
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha

Once the bread runs out, I am gonna eat the new generation of moths that just hatched today... I hate those suckers... Anyway once the pizza ends, and society closes, yeah I will eat ants and crap like that.

Pizza deserves only the best.

What just happened......

Just some love for the 'za, brah
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4/24/2012 12:14:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:07:59 AM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/24/2012 12:07:26 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/24/2012 12:05:49 AM, Oryus wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:54:26 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/23/2012 11:49:27 PM, Oryus wrote:
You may very well be right. It might be because we just really think they are very gross haha But even so- isn't that just as profound to think about? We're missing out on an agricultural goldmine because "eww...."? hahaha

Once the bread runs out, I am gonna eat the new generation of moths that just hatched today... I hate those suckers... Anyway once the pizza ends, and society closes, yeah I will eat ants and crap like that.

Pizza deserves only the best.

What just happened......

Just some love for the 'za, brah

Ant pizza
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4/24/2012 12:17:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
P1. You are what you eat.
P2. The above statement, while not to be taking completely literally, should be taken somewhat literally.
P3. It is better to somewhat be an animal that is not a bug then to somewhat be a bug.
P4. It is immoral to not choose the better choice.
Conclusion: It is immoral to eat bugs.
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4/24/2012 12:47:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:17:25 AM, SuburbiaSurvivor wrote:
P1. You are what you eat.

That's funny, I don't remember eating a sexy beast this morning.
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4/24/2012 12:50:54 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Simple answer, they are disgusting. I mean, we see them moving along in the sand, and dirt and everything, why would we want to put them into our mouths? Plus, they are small, so we don't really expect that us cleaning them would give the required thorough cleaning. Plus they are so small, how much hunger are they really going to satisfy? They are minute.
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4/24/2012 12:58:01 AM
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At 4/24/2012 12:50:54 AM, Cermank wrote:
Simple answer, they are disgusting.

Subjective, the answer is society is agaibst it for no reason. (personally I agree With you)

I mean, we see them moving along in the sand, and dirt and everything, why would we want to put them into our mouths? Plus, they are small, so we don't really expect that us cleaning them would give the required thorough cleaning. Plus they are so small, how much hunger are they really going to satisfy? They are minute.

Moths are the worst! They all hatched today, swarming my house.

Moth kill count: 13
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4/24/2012 1:08:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:58:01 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/24/2012 12:50:54 AM, Cermank wrote:
Simple answer, they are disgusting.

Subjective, the answer is society is agaibst it for no reason. (personally I agree With you)

Not no reason. They would be unhygienic. I mean, can you even clean them? Put them under tap water and they'd be amputated before you can even utter 'what?'

I mean, we see them moving along in the sand, and dirt and everything, why would we want to put them into our mouths? Plus, they are small, so we don't really expect that us cleaning them would give the required thorough cleaning. Plus they are so small, how much hunger are they really going to satisfy? They are minute.

Moths are the worst! They all hatched today, swarming my house.

Moth kill count: 13

You murderer XD
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4/24/2012 1:13:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
In some cultures people do in fact recognize the nutritional value of insects and consume them as a regular part of their diet. In those cultures in which people find insects viscerally unappetizing, well, it's obviously just a cultural aversion.
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4/24/2012 1:22:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/23/2012 11:26:06 PM, Oryus wrote:


They're easy, cheap, and quick to farm, nutritious, abundant, etc.

What is stopping us from eating insects now?

Western cultural conditioning.

Quite a few other cultures eat bugs without a problem.
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4/24/2012 11:50:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 1:13:32 AM, charleslb wrote:
In some cultures people do in fact recognize the nutritional value of insects and consume them as a regular part of their diet. In those cultures in which people find insects viscerally unappetizing, well, it's obviously just a cultural aversion.

It could very well be that those cultures just developed in places with tastier bugs.

I've eaten ants, not bad, but not very filling you know.

Other insects that have accidentally flown into my mouth, much less appealing.
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4/24/2012 11:52:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 11:50:40 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 4/24/2012 1:13:32 AM, charleslb wrote:
In some cultures people do in fact recognize the nutritional value of insects and consume them as a regular part of their diet. In those cultures in which people find insects viscerally unappetizing, well, it's obviously just a cultural aversion.

It could very well be that those cultures just developed in places with tastier bugs.

I've eaten ants, not bad, but not very filling you know.

Other insects that have accidentally flown into my mouth, much less appealing.

We as Americans? We are trained to believe that bugs are gross and scary! This gives a market to pest control. zzzzing
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4/24/2012 12:15:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Okay, okay, so you got me thinking.

At first, I was like "UGH, wtf, gross, disgusting, what's the matter with you," while imagining people purchasing goody bags of salted roaches and sugared scarabs for a yummy treat.

But, then, I pictured someone purchasing a goody bag of salted chickens and sugared cows, and I started thinking a little differently.

I mean, prepared... in such a way that we don't' have to look at them as they are... I'm sure that insects would prove to be a viable food, indeed.

Here's the thing.

You think it can be done? Then, do it. That's the nature of a capitalistic society -- one of its few saving graces.

You think you're on to something? Do that shit, and if you're right, you're gonna be rich.
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4/24/2012 2:34:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 12:15:19 PM, Ren wrote:
Okay, okay, so you got me thinking.

At first, I was like "UGH, wtf, gross, disgusting, what's the matter with you," while imagining people purchasing goody bags of salted roaches and sugared scarabs for a yummy treat.

But, then, I pictured someone purchasing a goody bag of salted chickens and sugared cows, and I started thinking a little differently.

I mean, prepared... in such a way that we don't' have to look at them as they are... I'm sure that insects would prove to be a viable food, indeed.

Here's the thing.

You think it can be done? Then, do it. That's the nature of a capitalistic society -- one of its few saving graces.

You think you're on to something? Do that shit, and if you're right, you're gonna be rich.

Andrew Zimmern of 'Bizarre Foods' has already capitalized to a great extent on this idea.
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4/24/2012 6:32:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/24/2012 3:03:48 PM, tulle wrote:
Yummy... http://www.almightydad.com...

Exactly! I worked at a toy store for a while and they sold those little scorpion lollipops and different flavored crickets and mealworms. Those things sold like hotcakes (which I hear is pretty fast).

So there is a market for it as a novelty item but as far as dinner is concerned.... not so much.
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