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    This morning, while reading yesterday's newspaper, my husband came across an article about eating insects and one of the big supermarkets selling them. I then gave the idea a bit of thought. I'm sure while eating fruit and veg over the years I have inadvertently munched a few but the thought of deliberately buying them to eat......no. The smell of a freshly opened bag of mealworms (for the birds) is revolting.
    At the same time I suppose the thought of a free crop from the allotment has some appeal for some people.
    What are your thoughts? Will we find a use for pests?

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    Woodlice are crustaceans so could be a poor man's prawns?
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    Humph, next time you're in St Davids pop into GrubKitchen and report back Grub Kitchen | Eat insects, feed the World.
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    We might take children for a day trip! Been meaning to try it for a while..
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    Don't see what the issue is. Millions of people eat them all the time. Tasty, nutritious. Sign me up.
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    If people are hungry enough, they'll eat anything that isn't going to kill them. So yes, I'd eat insects if I had to.

    But if we and the billions of other humans start eating wild insects, birds, small reptiles and mammals will go hungry and that will impact higher up the food chain. And doubtless there will be some impact from farming insects that hasn't yet been foreseen.

    Edited to add: Wow! I've just looked at the prices of bugs at Bug Farm Foods. Pricey or what?! 150 pounds for a kilo of buffalo worms. 110 pounds for a kilo of powdered crickets. I'd have to be very hungry and very rich to buy those. I can buy me a heck of a lot of chicken or black-eyed beans for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Puss View Post
    If people are hungry enough, they'll eat anything that isn't going to kill them. So yes, I'd eat insects if I had to.

    But if we and the billions of other humans start eating wild insects, birds, small reptiles and mammals will go hungry and that will impact higher up the food chain. And doubtless there will be some impact from farming insects that hasn't yet been foreseen.

    Edited to add: Wow! I've just looked at the prices of bugs at Bug Farm Foods. Pricey or what?! 150 pounds for a kilo of buffalo worms. 110 pounds for a kilo of powdered crickets. I'd have to be very hungry and very rich to buy those. I can buy me a heck of a lot of chicken or black-eyed beans for that!
    Do you think they would buy my aphids? Pick your own of course?

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