Monday, February 11, 2019

Remember this? UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?

The post about cow farts reminded me of this post of mine

The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce
pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now:
edible insects. The Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday hailed the likes of
grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as an
underutilized food for people, livestock and pets. A 200-page report, released at a news conference at the U.N. agency's
Rome headquarters, says 2 billion people worldwide already supplement
their diets with insects, which are high in protein and minerals, and
have environmental benefits.  Insects are "extremely efficient" in converting feed into edible meat,
the agency said.  On average, they can convert 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds)
of feed into 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of insect mass. In comparison,
cattle require 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of feed to produce a kilo of
meat. Most insects are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful
greenhouse gases, and also feed on human and food waste, compost and
animal slurry, with the products being used for agricultural feed, the
agency said. The agency noted that its Edible Insect Program is also examining the
potential of arachnids, such as spiders and scorpions, although they are
 not strictly speaking insects...more

Are you ready for:

beetle barbeque

grasshopper gumbo


prime rib of spider

moth meatloaf

chile con cutworm

roach roast

tarantula t-bone

caterpillar caviar

rocky mountain scorpion oysters

fruit fly pie

Are you ready for:

insect whisperers

roach rodeos

county insect fairs

insect food pyramid

Purina insect feed


Finally, us poor New Mexicans will have to do without, or import all our insect goodies.  Why?  Because I'm sure Governor Martinez will oppose the slaughter of insects in our state.

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