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Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Would you eat insects to save the planet from global warming?
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It sounds to me like one of those juvenile "truth or dare" things.

If you say you'll eat insects, there will be an ascending scale of nasty things to eat for The PlanetTM.

You know it.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:06 pm

And if you say you won't eat insects, you'll have to become a breatharian... :-P
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:58 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
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And if you say you won't eat insects, you'll have to become a breatharian... :-P
It used to cost $1,000,000 (nonrefundable) to take Wiley Brooks' Immortality Workshop to learn how to become a breatharian, but I heard the price has now gone up to $2,000,000.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Gord » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:17 pm

I think more people would eat insects if they were tasty and presented in a pleasing way. Part of that would be a rebranding of their name. "Eating insects" is not as appealing as "eating NuMeat".
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 pm

If they can make textured soy protein look like a hamburger, why not? ;)
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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If they can make textured soy protein look like a hamburger, why not? ;)
Except that there's a few more legs and wings in this kind.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Gord » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 am

landrew wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm
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If they can make textured soy protein look like a hamburger, why not? ;)
Except that there's a few more legs and wings in this kind.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:16 am

Gord wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 am
landrew wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 pm
If they can make textured soy protein look like a hamburger, why not? ;)
Except that there's a few more legs and wings in this kind.
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If they came out of the ocean, we wouldn't hesitate for a second to eat them.
Funny how we are so much more picky about eating land creatures.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Gord » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 am

landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:16 am
Gord wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 am
landrew wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 pm
If they can make textured soy protein look like a hamburger, why not? ;)
Except that there's a few more legs and wings in this kind.
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If they came out of the ocean, we wouldn't hesitate for a second to eat them.
Funny how we are so much more picky about eating land creatures.
I blame those Jewish dietary prohibitions.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 am

Gord wrote:
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I blame those Jewish dietary prohibitions.
But that means more for you goyim, as it might be lobster. ;)
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:30 am

I have zero problem with insect meat, though for pure practical reasons I would like it in a ground-meat kinda packaging.

Maggots and grasshoppers are easy to grow in the dark, in small space. can be kept completely clean, with fast growth and excellent energy input-to-output ratio.

This could be an easy and cheap source of protein for daily use.


I still want a steak from time to time, though.


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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:14 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:
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I have zero problem with insect meat, though for pure practical reasons I would like it in a ground-meat kinda packaging.
I can't think of it as meat; rather a load of legs, eyes, antennae, heads and whatever.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Poodle » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 pm

If you grind bugs down to a flour and call it something tasty, it'll sell. But imagine eating stuff that insects have already chewed to a liquified mush. Yecchhhh! Give me honey any day.

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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:21 pm

I ate a bug once, as a small child, and the horrible taste still stays with me all these decades later.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Poodle wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 pm
If you grind bugs down to a flour and call it something tasty, it'll sell. But imagine eating stuff that insects have already chewed to a liquified mush. Yecchhhh! Give me honey any day.
That doesn't change the reality of the situation.
However, how many of us object to eating shrimp in all their entirety?
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm

“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:39 pm

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“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
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Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

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“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 am

Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
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“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
Apparently I'm a preferred mode of transportation for those cute little jumping spiders. And I like it! They always make me laugh. :-P
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Gord » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:56 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 am
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm
“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
Apparently I'm a preferred mode of transportation for those cute little jumping spiders. And I like it! They always make me laugh. :-P
I had one crawling up my leg the other day. Picked up off and put him on the window screen so he could...I don't really know, actually! What the heck do spiders eat inside my house? Dust mights, maybe.

Also found one trapped in the kitchen sink, so I picked him up and put him in the air vent. I figured there must be something worth hunting in there. In hindsight, now I'm wondering if he didn't come up through the drain, and if maybe he'd have been better off going back that way.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:44 am

Stop derailing the thread -
spider's aren't insects.

But you are welcome to start a new thread about eating spiders.

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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 pm

Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:56 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 am
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm
“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
Apparently I'm a preferred mode of transportation for those cute little jumping spiders. And I like it! They always make me laugh. :-P
I had one crawling up my leg the other day. Picked up off and put him on the window screen so he could...I don't really know, actually! What the heck do spiders eat inside my house? Dust mights, maybe.

Also found one trapped in the kitchen sink, so I picked him up and put him in the air vent. I figured there must be something worth hunting in there. In hindsight, now I'm wondering if he didn't come up through the drain, and if maybe he'd have been better off going back that way.
You must be keeping a very clean environment. Otherwise they'd be getting big and mitey in your abode. :mrgreen:
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Post by robinson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:37 pm

Spiders are far more interesting than insects. And they kill and eat insects, so they are our allies in the never ending war.
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Post by robinson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:37 pm

:lol:
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Oops

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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Austin Harper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00 pm

I don't find the idea of eating insects appealing and I don't think the environmental case is strong when it's more energy efficient to eat a plant-based diet.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
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I don't find the idea of eating insects appealing and I don't think the environmental case is strong when it's more energy efficient to eat a plant-based diet.
it might be more efficient to grow bugs than protein-rich plants.

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Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:54 pm

How about insect-infested plants? I hear fig wasps are crunchy. :-P


(Plus insect-filled spiders. :heh:)
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Gord » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:54 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:56 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 am
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm
“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
Apparently I'm a preferred mode of transportation for those cute little jumping spiders. And I like it! They always make me laugh. :-P
I had one crawling up my leg the other day. Picked up off and put him on the window screen so he could...I don't really know, actually! What the heck do spiders eat inside my house? Dust mights, maybe.

Also found one trapped in the kitchen sink, so I picked him up and put him in the air vent. I figured there must be something worth hunting in there. In hindsight, now I'm wondering if he didn't come up through the drain, and if maybe he'd have been better off going back that way.
You must be keeping a very clean environment. Otherwise they'd be getting big and mitey in your abode. :mrgreen:
Hmmmm. I remember wanting to call them mighty mites, but I didn't think I'd misspelt "mite" just because of that.

Weird brain effect. I like it!
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:54 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:56 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 am
Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm
“A sleeping person is not something a spider would willingly approach.” - Then why do I find so many spider-shaped discs with eight curled-in legs in my bed? :glare: (The once daring daddy longlegs?)
I agree, it's a silly thing to say. Spiders often climb on me while I'm awake. However, they very rarely go near my mouth, and if any of them did, I would feel it.
Apparently I'm a preferred mode of transportation for those cute little jumping spiders. And I like it! They always make me laugh. :-P
I had one crawling up my leg the other day. Picked up off and put him on the window screen so he could...I don't really know, actually! What the heck do spiders eat inside my house? Dust mights, maybe.

Also found one trapped in the kitchen sink, so I picked him up and put him in the air vent. I figured there must be something worth hunting in there. In hindsight, now I'm wondering if he didn't come up through the drain, and if maybe he'd have been better off going back that way.
You must be keeping a very clean environment. Otherwise they'd be getting big and mitey in your abode. :mrgreen:
Hmmmm. I remember wanting to call them mighty mites, but I didn't think I'd misspelt "mite" just because of that.

Weird brain effect. I like it!
I think you're right, it's the tiny ones we don't always see. The big ones we notice aren't the ones we end up swallowing.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm

At least not without chewing. :gum:
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by TJrandom » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 pm

Tip: If you squint when eating fruit, you might miss seeing the fruit mites, gnats, and flies. More protein for you…

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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Monster » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:12 pm

Hey, would insect protein be a good thing to start putting into pet food?
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 pm

It's already in there. :-P


(Just like in your flour, pasta, cereal etc...)
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Military joke I heard once:
When you first start living in the jungle, you see a bug on your plate and you throw it away. After 2 weeks, you remove the bug and keep eating. After a month, if you don't see a bug in your food, you go find one and put it on your plate.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by Austin Harper » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:17 pm

It is funny how our sense of disgust varies by situation. If I drop a cracker on the floor at my office or in my kitchen I'll usually throw it away or let my dog eat it. If I drop a cracker while camping, I'll eat it if it's not too covered in mud.
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:39 pm

Does anyone really believe in the 3-second rule?
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Post by scrmbldggs » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:02 pm

Or in starvation in the woods?
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Re: Nothing objectively wrong with eating insects, but ...

Post by landrew » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:30 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
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Or in starvation in the woods?
Everybody starves in the woods.
Except Bear Grylls. He orders off the menu at his 4 star hotel.
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