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mouse potato
Insects as main protein source in the future

LInk: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/vvxxgm/the-future-of-food-accord...

 

Bugs will never be mainstream food if variety shows and cooking shows keep showing it as something scary or exotic. with the rising population and the increasing need for protein, we'll need to consider other protein sources than meat.

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James Pallone

Bear Grill...remember we see him hunting and eating bugs and drinking his own pee, and the crew somehow survive? He only did it because of money though he has all the things he needs! We are, after all, living in a time when a significant change to global food systems may be necessary in order to maintain a growing population. But insects have heat sensors and display avoidance in response to hot stimuli.

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NateDiaz

I remember reading an article that mentions that bugs are actually an excellent source of protein. Theoretically, they might also be easy to raise. I definitely agree to using this as an alternative food source. 

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Bonsai Girl

Well I sure hope bugs will never become mainstream food lol I've seen several online shops selling bugs as food trending lately but I'm quite sure I won't be ordering any any time soon. Flour made of bugs, they call it insect protein powder is also available and apparently extremely healthy.  I wonder how these bugs taste?

I hope food trends will go in completely another direction where  everyone will be growing their own food instead of eating bugs.

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mouse potato

My mom comes from a region where they eat farm beetles. They cook it in vinegar and soy sauce. I once went there on vacation and tried it. If you can get past the thought that you're eating a "bug," it's actually pretty okay. I didn't like the texture -- it squished in my mouth -- but the tasted wasn't bad.

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iamheather12

"My mom comes from a region where they eat farm beetles. They cook it in vinegar and soy sauce. I once went there on vacation and tried it. If you can get past the thought that you're eating a "bug," it's actually pretty okay. I didn't like the texture -- it squished in my mouth -- but the tasted wasn't bad."

Interesting how culture directly dictates what's good and not good to eat. But yeah, bugs are a great alternative to meat imo.

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