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UN urges people to eat insects

Posted on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 | Comment icon 150 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The United Nations has suggested that eating insects could help solve world food shortages.

According to a report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, if people supplemented their diet with insects it would help to reduce hunger and increase nutrition. Even now, more than two billion people already consume at least some insects as part of their regular diet.

"Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint," the report stated. "The use of insects on a large scale as a feed ingredient is technically feasible, and established companies in various parts of the world are already leading the way."

"Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report."

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Comment icon #141 Posted by Heaven Is A Halfpipe on 17 May, 2013, 18:24
I eat mostly organic chicken and fresh fish. Every now and again I will eat grass fed beef steak. I don't eat any ground meat or junk food of any kind. I also eat lots of organic fruits and veggies. I do eat dairy, but only the low fat stuff. My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. Most of my friends my age are on all sorts of medication, mostly due (IMO) to poor eating and exercise habits. From what I've seen it's not about being a vegetarian, it's about being a very healthy eater and keeping physically active. Oh..and I never eat bugs (*shudder*). I think you misunderstand when people ... [More]
Comment icon #142 Posted by GirlfromOz on 19 May, 2013, 10:08
So when the UN says to eat insects,I automatically want to throw up.Now they are telling us that our food resources are running dry,they want us to eat the very insects that they are spraying & trying to kill. So how can you tell if the very insect you are about to eat isn't full of the insect spray that was used to irradicate them?
Comment icon #143 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 19 May, 2013, 10:12
So when the UN says to eat insects,I automatically want to throw up.Now they are telling us that our food resources are running dry,they want us to eat the very insects that they are spraying & trying to kill. So how can you tell if the very insect you are about to eat isn't full of the insect spray that was used to irradicate them? You would be suprised how insects defense systems work.
Comment icon #144 Posted by bloodworld on 20 May, 2013, 0:13
UN have fail because they are not educated! We are humans that we eat real food, but we are not animals duh!
Comment icon #145 Posted by pallidin on 20 May, 2013, 4:40
I guess certain insects can be very nutritious and, to some locals, even tastey. Even Spec-Ops are trained to eat the right types. But for me, as long as my trusty grocery store still exists, I'll pass. Knowing that I likely eat half a pound of ground-up insect parts each year embedded in my "normal" food, of course.
Comment icon #146 Posted by trancelikestate on 20 May, 2013, 13:09
. if you're vegetarian, not vegan, you could always try veg stir-fry and veg fritters, both fried in butter, or lots of full-fat milk? but if you WERE vegan, the only thing I can think of really is nuts? (the oily brazil kind, not the 'i have to write in crayon coz they won't let me have anything sharp' kind!!) Frying veggies in oil provides some fat content. Adding a spoon on coconut oil to meals or smoothies adds some short chain satruated fats which gave actually been proven (in moderation) to be quite healthy.
Comment icon #147 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 20 May, 2013, 13:48
UN have fail because they are not educated! We are humans that we eat real food, but we are not animals duh! Humans are animals...duh!
Comment icon #148 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 20 May, 2013, 14:52
So when the UN says to eat insects,I automatically want to throw up.Now they are telling us that our food resources are running dry,they want us to eat the very insects that they are spraying & trying to kill. So how can you tell if the very insect you are about to eat isn't full of the insect spray that was used to irradicate them? Oh gosh,Monsanto is now making genetically modified bees ,so soon,we can eat gmo crops,and gmo bugs ! Nom nom nom
Comment icon #149 Posted by Big Jim on 20 May, 2013, 19:40
The UN can urge all it wants to. That won't get it done. Until every last bit of hide, fur or feather covered meat is eradicated from the earth I will not be eating bugs. Since there are large populations that already refuse to eat either beef or pork, I will have their share of meat and they can have my share of insects.
Comment icon #150 Posted by Insanity on 28 August, 2013, 2:06
Necropost, but related to topic. Farm 432: The handy kitchen appliance that breeds fly larva for protein Flies are usually considered unwelcome guests in the kitchen, but one industrial designer is aiming to turn them into a renewable food source. Katharina Unger's Farm 432 concept is a fly-breeding device for home use that continually collects fly larva as a protein source for less squeamish diners. As unappetizing as it may sound, the designer hopes that convincing the Western world to add insects to its diet could help increase the planet's overall food supply. http://www.gizmag.co...rva-fo... [More]


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