Would you munch a mealworm?

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Would you munch a mealworm?
« on: 02/02/2016 17:18:44 »
Would you munch a mealworm or graze on a grasshopper? Welcome to the future of food.
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or [chapter podcast=1001264 track=16.02.02/Naked_Scientists_Show_16.02.02_1004720.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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Re: Would you munch a mealworm?
« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2016 17:30:41 »
I have eaten crickets and mealworms--they actually can make decent additions to a dish. I understand there is a somewhat of an 'ick' factor in much of Western culture. But given that bugs are considered 'part of a complete breakfast' in parts of Africa and Asia, and the love we have (at least here in America) for shrimp, lobster and crab, I don't think it will take long for the cultural tastes to sway, especially if economics favor land-dwelling arthrpods over their marine cousins...

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Read the Interview
« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2016 17:36:21 »
Read this interview by clicking here [chapter podcast=1001264 track=16.02.02/Naked_Scientists_Show_16.02.02_1004720.mp3] or Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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Re: Would you munch a mealworm?
« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2016 18:31:29 »
My next major project will be converting wild locusts into saleable surimi. Trying to raise funding right now.
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