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Scientists grow edible insects


Posted on Friday, 5 February, 2010 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Insects are being grown in Costa Rica for the purpose of eating them in work inspired by practices in Africa.

Chomping on bugs isn't a new idea, in various countries around the world the regular consumption of insects such as termites, grasshoppers and crickets has been practiced for hundreds of years.

"The day when restaurants will serve garlic grasshoppers or beetle larva skewers is getting closer in Costa Rica, where scientists are "growing" insects for human consumption."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by The Silver Thong on 4 February, 2010, 19:52
I don't know I think I could get past the look and feel the crunch, grasshopper trail mix. I ate an ant when I was 13ish alive and wow was I shocked at how bad a little ant tasted and the taste lasted forever LOL So I swore off ant's for good LOL
Comment icon #10 Posted by thefinalfrontier on 4 February, 2010, 23:02
I would give them a go, One that I would never try is any kind of spider though and of course they arent an insect but I have seen a documentary where some tribesman would cook and eat the goliath bird eating spider, ewwww I could never do that, I think Neognosis has the right idea just use the high protien from them and make some kind of dish with the benifits right in it, Humans have ate insects for millenia so its nothing new,
Comment icon #11 Posted by HerNibs on 4 February, 2010, 23:06
I'm in. Nibs
Comment icon #12 Posted by GhostWhisper on 5 February, 2010, 11:38
I'd try it but I would not like the feeling of all those legs, if there was a way to make a kind of miniature steak that simply looked like a chunk of meat then it would be appealing.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Mandrake on 5 February, 2010, 12:44
I once found half a cockroach baked into a pita bread. Does that count? I also remember reading somewhere that tests had been carried out a wide range of processed foods and it was stated that most processed meals we eat contain insect remains in one form or another. I converted to fresh, locally grown produce after that! Whole insects bred and processed specifically for consumption I can live with - but insect REMAINS!!??
Comment icon #14 Posted by mutationman on 5 February, 2010, 13:23
Thought insects were already edible Anyone want a lollipop?
Comment icon #15 Posted by zenfahr on 5 February, 2010, 15:48
The Cochineal Beetle... Also known as Red Dye Numba 4!! Commonly used to add a red hue to food and other textiles. and did I mention tasty? Why when one crunches into this exoskeletal delight, one gets the sensation of a cool Mexican summer breeze as it pops open in your mouth Releasing all at once its sweet juicy entrails. Nutritious and Delicious get yours today!!
Comment icon #16 Posted by The Silver Thong on 5 February, 2010, 16:00
I'v eaten a few of those from the bottom of a few tequila bottles, damn yummy
Comment icon #17 Posted by butterflew on 9 February, 2010, 17:26
Eww... sounds yummy


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