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#16 MidnightDevil

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:54

So after 18 days we have 1kg of .... "larvae protein". 

Did anyone tried this? Wonder what does it taste like (I'm  not interested tho, I'm highly susceptible by the looks of food). 

 

It does look yummy doesn't it? :D 

 

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:16

I could eat that. I've had bugs before, but they came with wings, and those are hard to chew.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:29

I find the idea of eating any kind of an insect to be repulsive.

 

If I'm lost in taiga, I'll stick to berries and nuts as a worst case scenario. Thank you. 

 

It is better to sleep alone than with whomever;

It is better to starve than eat whatever.

 

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:47

Ants larvae and eggs are quite delicious if prepared right. Cant believe how spoiled some people are.

Because the mere idea of feeling ill at the idea is just like capitalist minimalism: A bourgeois whim.

 

Oh you know - people have different tastes around the world.  You get more and more up onto your soapbox each day, and labeling people as bourgeois makes you no better than those you seem to feel somehow superior to.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:19

Im 100% behind this movement and think the quicker we solve problems of hunger the better.


The only problems with world hunger are distribution and profiteering. As far as actual production goes, there is plenty for everyone.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:21

The only problems with world hunger are distribution and profiteering.

 

This!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:22

I always laugh when this news comes out...people saying eww and feeling ill...They're not just going to throw you a bowl of bugs and say "there you go chow down" Just like all food types they taste fine mixed and im 99% sure if insects got added to your favourite dishes you'd be none the wiser. Im 100% behind this movement  and think the quicker we solve problems of hunger the better.

Well, its the thought of eating insects that sound gross.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:21

How do you know who those bugs slept with ... :huh:



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:28

I'll stick to lab grown burgers if it comes to it.

 

I don't mind what's on my christmas plate, as long as it's got yorkshire puddings.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:43

Bull.

 

It's the society you grow up in which dictates the sort of things that may or may not turn your stomach when it comes to food, capitalism has bugger all to do with it,

 

Are you saying western societies are not a product of capitalism?



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:44

Are you saying western societies are not a product of capitalism?

 

No, but what foods we eat has nothing to do with capitalism.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:46

Oh you know - people have different tastes around the world.  You get more and more up onto your soapbox each day, and labeling people as bourgeois makes you no better than those you seem to feel somehow superior to.

 

This is not about taste. This is about strategies to prevent a worldwide food crisis.

 

About your opinion about me, it's irrelevant.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:48

This is not about taste. This is about strategies to prevent a worldwide food crisis.

 

About your opinion about me, it's irrelevant.

 

If you want to prevent a food crisis, fix the distribution and profiteering issues. That's the ONLY thing stopping the food we produce from reaching -everyone-.  Quantity is not the problem.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:48

No, but what foods we eat has nothing to do with capitalism.

 

Taste and the social conception of what is attractively edible is a product of the local idiosyncrasies. If you admit that western societies are a product of capitalism then it's a logical metonymy.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:49

Are you saying western societies are not a product of capitalism?

 

Not completely, they're a product of many different cultural ideas. In the majority of cases what we eat is defined by tradition not capitalism.