Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Land shrimp

We're facing worldwide environmental, obesity, and food crises. Bugs are the answer. ...

Compared to beef or pork, bugs deliver more minerals and healthier fats.

Bugs are also more energy-efficient. Crickets deliver twice as much edible tissue as pigs and almost six times as much as steers based on the same food input. ...

You say bugs are gross? Why? Is it the exoskeleton? The appendages? The weird eyes? Guess what: You already eat animals with these characteristics. They're called crustaceans. ...

A company called Sunrise Land Shrimp is bringing the movement to the United States. "Mmm," says the company's cricket logo. "That's good Land Shrimp!"
--William Saletan, Slate, on the case for eating insects

2 comments:

A. Tsai said...

dude.
nassssty

Ray C. said...

sorry, can't do it.