I find it funny how in the west we have such a weird thing with insects, especially for consumption. This is actually the most natural way of controlling their numbers, so good on them. (Better than pesticides etc)
Yeah but will you eat them? Not me brother! I'd have to be pretty darned hungry.
Well, we eat other two and four legged grain fed critters. So, why not eat six legged grain fed critters also ... But, I am hard pressed to imagine what they will name fried locust wings.
Well I for one definitely prefer the decapods (shrimp, crabs and lobster) to the hexapods, but in some cultures insects are a staple. Crustaceans are little more than sea-going insects. Tasty, tasty insects! Hand me the Old Bay!
I thought locusts generated poisons so that they cannot be eaten?
Apparently this is incorrect since they've been eating locusts in Israel for awhile and this is not a new concept, people of many cultures eat locusts, grass hoppers, ants, meal worms, & all kinds of different bugs since the beginning of time. I've seen people eat scorpions and centipedes on that show Bizarre foods with Andrew Zimmern. Great show, really helps to open the mind.
Edited by Lava_Lady, 24 March 2013 - 08:27 AM.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Overcoming revulsions to assorted foodstuffs is a good way to get practice controlling the emotions. I don't particularly care for locusts, but they don't bother me. The way they are served in Thailand is just too loaded with the grease they fry them in.