UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

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UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue May 14, 2013 6:54 am

from the BBC...

UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.


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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Helen-Healing » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm

I agree with one of the commenters who said:

Perhaps when we see the bug banquet for the members of the UN we may think differently.


This kind of food, historically, is consumed by people who have little else to eat - think of snails...why on earth would it occur to you to put a snail in your mouth if you weren't starving?! When it comes to the point where we have f*#!ed up the earth sufficiently...yes, we will eat insects & be grateful!
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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Lyndon Ronstadt » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:18 pm

We could eat all the pollinating insects and achieve a double f*#!!y.

If locusts eat the crops the indigenous population cannot afford to buy but instead eat the *free* locusts ..... ??? :roll: ..... Add irony to taste.
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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Helen-Healing » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:10 am

And another thing.....

Did you know that 75% of oysters contain the norovirus, picked up from the sewerage - although filtered - that is in ours seas?? Fact.
Now just imagine the nasties that insects could carry, from chemicals & insecticides that are used in the crops these days!
Oysters are purified before they're sold to the public (bet you didn't know that - minimum of 48hours in a complicated tank) but even then some people get very sick from eating them!
Would insects be 'purified'?? :shock:
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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:08 am

Oh, please, don't talk to me about oysters...

Suffice to say, never again ok?

<insert smilie being violently and copiously sick, here>

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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby ledgehammer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:42 am

I think we should skip this and eat other humans as this will do more good. Always wondered if I taste good ;)

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Re: UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Postby Helen-Healing » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:21 am

Ian Pegler wrote:Oh, please, don't talk to me about oysters...

Suffice to say, never again ok?

<insert smilie being violently and copiously sick, here>

I could no more eat an oyster than fly to the moon!! I've probably saved myself a lot of bother! :mrgreen:

I did get the norovirus 3 years ago though - I believe from eating spaghetti with meat balls...so there you are, you just never know what's in your damned food. :x
I spent the most intensely ill 72 hours of my life, and everything that came out of both orifices was bright green!! :shock: I know, TMI! :twisted:
And just after I started to get better, the dog got it - poor thing vomited on the sofa so much, I had to get rid of it afterwards! (The sofa, not the dog.)
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