[ExI] will raise bugs for food

Norman Jacobs wincat at swbell.net
Thu Aug 5 13:14:12 UTC 2010

After some breeding to improve the amount of meat on the insect, perhaps?
Who will be the first farmer?

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Subject: Re: [ExI] will raise bugs for food

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM, darren shawn greer
<dgreer_68 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> One major difference, besides their genus and species: I don't have an
evolutionary aversion to eating lobster and crab,
> or even touching them. Perhaps because my mid-brain doesn't immediately
classify them as likely having poisonous venom.
> Or could be that I grew up on the ocean in Nova Scotia and not in Bangkok.
Take your pick.

People aren't grossed out about eating spiders or insects because some
of them are venomous, it's because they find the idea repulsive. The
fact that lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, etc., are pretty much
just large water bugs and are not only edible but delectable means
that making insects a desirable food product is probably not
insurmountable, provided they really do taste good.

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