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(Fox News)   Mommy, why is my burger wiggling?   (foxnews.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-21 09:47:10 AM  
Sounds maggot-y.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-21 09:54:45 AM  
Mealworm burgers won't wriggle unless a small one slips between the blades of the grinder.
 
2012-12-21 09:57:07 AM  
"People love them if they're cooked right."

In another state and fed to other people.  Sure, I can see that.
 
2012-12-21 09:57:13 AM  
Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle YEAH!
 
2012-12-21 10:17:00 AM  
Stripping bloody muscles off bovines and pigs to grind up would probably seem gross to other cultures through history.  In other words, eating mealworms isn't objectively gross.
 
2012-12-21 10:23:08 AM  
Indy, why does the floor move?
 
Pud
2012-12-21 10:35:13 AM  
You ate the brown acid, didn't you Timmy?
 
2012-12-21 10:53:35 AM  
Mealworms are nutritious and protein rich.

/I've had mealworm cookies before from the entomology department. Not bad.
 
2012-12-21 10:56:59 AM  
Seriously, though, nutritionally speaking, insects are a better source of food than most other meats - depending on the species, you may get all the protein, but little to no cholesterol.
 
2012-12-21 10:58:01 AM  

Diogenes: "People love them if they're cooked right."

In another state and fed to other people.  Sure, I can see that.


My grandfather used to tell me that what they'd do is grease up a wok and get it real hot and throw big ants on it. Those ants will fry up real quick and become a crunchy snack.
 
2012-12-21 10:59:54 AM  
Tacos de Escamol!
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-21 11:00:44 AM  

RexTalionis: Seriously, though, nutritionally speaking, insects are a better source of food than most other meats - depending on the species, you may get all the protein, but little to no cholesterol.


As one who relishes roasted crickets, grasshoppers and flying ants, I couldn't agree more.
 
2012-12-21 11:06:13 AM  

Apos: RexTalionis: Seriously, though, nutritionally speaking, insects are a better source of food than most other meats - depending on the species, you may get all the protein, but little to no cholesterol.

As one who relishes roasted crickets, grasshoppers and flying ants, I couldn't agree more.


Plus, because the biomass of all insects is greater than the biomass of all humans combined on the planet, if even 10% of that insect biomass is edible and can be harvested by us, it essentially means a constantly replenishing (given sufficient food for insects) and never-ending supply of food for humans.
 
2012-12-21 11:13:13 AM  
They're better chilled.
 
2012-12-21 11:14:49 AM  
You people eat shrimp and lobster and crab! What's the big deal?
 
2012-12-21 11:24:50 AM  
How to eat fried worms anyone?
 
2012-12-21 11:38:26 AM  

RexTalionis: Apos: RexTalionis: Seriously, though, nutritionally speaking, insects are a better source of food than most other meats - depending on the species, you may get all the protein, but little to no cholesterol.

As one who relishes roasted crickets, grasshoppers and flying ants, I couldn't agree more.

Plus, because the biomass of all insects is greater than the biomass of all humans combined on the planet, if even 10% of that insect biomass is edible and can be harvested by us, it essentially means a constantly replenishing (given sufficient food for insects) and never-ending supply of food for humans.


In other words, an environmentally sound solution to world hunger. Again, I concur.
 
2012-12-21 12:31:32 PM  
Chapulines are tasty once you get over what they are.

www.slrobertson.com
 
2012-12-21 01:44:38 PM  
I'll put that right up there at the top of my list along with tofu.
 
2012-12-21 01:46:04 PM  
If the choice is meal worms or lab grown meat.....I'll have the salad. F*ck it.
 
2012-12-21 01:46:59 PM  
Are they Red Wigglers? They're the Cadillac of worms.
 
2012-12-21 01:47:17 PM  

Walker: Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle YEAH!


This is not a proud moment for you.

It's not a proud moment for me, either. I laughed at this. A lot.
 
2012-12-21 01:48:40 PM  
Had the grasshopper taco at Oyamel in DC. A bit salty, but really tangy and flavorful. And the crunchy bits were extra good!
 
2012-12-21 01:49:10 PM  
Conventional livestock take up so much in the way of environmental resources that some have long suggested that creatures lower down in the food chain - insects - might in theory provide just as much protein in a more environmentally friendly way

If your goal is a less resource intensive protein, then why stop at insects? Keep going down that food chain! Plankton! Or, hell, some sort of bacteria scrapping...
 
2012-12-21 01:49:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-21 01:50:28 PM  

Apos: RexTalionis: Apos: RexTalionis: Seriously, though, nutritionally speaking, insects are a better source of food than most other meats - depending on the species, you may get all the protein, but little to no cholesterol.

As one who relishes roasted crickets, grasshoppers and flying ants, I couldn't agree more.

Plus, because the biomass of all insects is greater than the biomass of all humans combined on the planet, if even 10% of that insect biomass is edible and can be harvested by us, it essentially means a constantly replenishing (given sufficient food for insects) and never-ending supply of food for humans.

In other words, an environmentally sound solution to world hunger. Again, I concur.


still... a lot of misinformation against raising of traditional livestock in re environmental impact thanks to PETA.    It's not nearly as bad as they make it sound - and in many places it raises the amount of land that can be used to produce human edible food (the highlands of scotland hardly loan themselves to raising cereal grains...)
 
2012-12-21 01:51:41 PM  
 
2012-12-21 01:52:08 PM  
Objectively, I think this is a fabulous idea. Even so...

*hurk*

I'm not sure how long it'd take me to get used to it.
 
2012-12-21 01:52:47 PM  

born_yesterday: Had the grasshopper taco at Oyamel in DC. A bit salty, but really tangy and flavorful. And the crunchy bits were extra good!


You've got something in your teeth.
 
2012-12-21 01:52:54 PM  

Glenford: Are they Red Wigglers? They're the Cadillac of worms.


My beagles are fond of their red wigglers.
 
2012-12-21 01:53:20 PM  
Can I just eat quinoa, soy, amaranth, buckwheat, hempseed, and Spirulina?
 
2012-12-21 01:53:29 PM  

Honest Bender: Conventional livestock take up so much in the way of environmental resources that some have long suggested that creatures lower down in the food chain - insects - might in theory provide just as much protein in a more environmentally friendly way

If your goal is a less resource intensive protein, then why stop at insects? Keep going down that food chain! Plankton! Or, hell, some sort of bacteria scrapping...


Yeast and fungus a la Asimov?
 
2012-12-21 01:55:15 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Chapulines are tasty once you get over what they are.

[www.slrobertson.com image 372x560]


Never had them, what are they?


Anyway, ground up and processed as much as hamburger, sausage, or other such meats I don't see a problem. I doubt that it will take the place of steak, chicken, or pork though in rich countries. Well not until global warming causes a world wide collapse in food production.
 
2012-12-21 01:55:16 PM  
I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it was ground up so that any resemblance to it's former shape was gone. I know my sausage has ground up brains and eyeballs and anuses in it but as long as it's in an unrecognizable form, I'm cool.
 
2012-12-21 01:55:49 PM  
Eating insects?  I think I'd rather starve.  I mean, I won't even touch cottage cheese because it looks like a yeast infection, so why would I purposefully eat insects?

Excuse me while I vomit.
 
2012-12-21 01:56:46 PM  

Honest Bender: Conventional livestock take up so much in the way of environmental resources that some have long suggested that creatures lower down in the food chain - insects - might in theory provide just as much protein in a more environmentally friendly way

If your goal is a less resource intensive protein, then why stop at insects? Keep going down that food chain! Plankton! Or, hell, some sort of bacteria scrapping...


Well soylant green is good (now with more girls), I prefer soylant yellow, theme chinks is fine eating.
 
2012-12-21 01:57:16 PM  
While the NRA was under scrutiny, a new PAC was started in the shadows: The NMA--National Meat Association
 
2012-12-21 01:57:32 PM  
I'm with the grind it up crowd. If I can't see what it is I'm fine. I know whats in my hot dogs and sausage and it's ok since I don't see it.
 
2012-12-21 02:00:17 PM  
Will your next burger be ground-up mealworms?

no
 
2012-12-21 02:00:45 PM  
www.beardeddragonguide.com
Prefers them raw.
 
2012-12-21 02:01:14 PM  
We didn't run out of cows, did we?  If not, I'll stick to beef.
 
2012-12-21 02:01:51 PM  
read that as burglar.  was rather confused, but intrigued.
 
2012-12-21 02:03:58 PM  
I love how you meat-eating Farkers post pics of burgers and bacon and call us vegans the douches. But times like this are when I laugh at your "delicious" food choices.
 
2012-12-21 02:05:00 PM  
Fry that shiat in animal fat, and I bet it taste just fine.
 
2012-12-21 02:05:08 PM  

RexTalionis: You people eat shrimp and lobster and crab! What's the big deal?


Exactly.

Now pass the ketchup.
 
2012-12-21 02:06:36 PM  
you can get silk worm pupa and bamboo worms at your local asian deli.

I LOVE the taste of Mealworms! They taste like butter! Yummy!

I just wish they were not so expensive.

Tried raising them.. didnt try hard enough.
 
2012-12-21 02:06:39 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: We didn't run out of cows, did we?  If not, I'll stick to beef.


Why not a 50/50 split would drastically reduce the cost of ground beef that has gone way up in the last 3 years.
 
2012-12-21 02:07:24 PM  
Eh... If it comes to it, we won't have a choice. Though if we can get a similar energy cost from lab grown meat, I'd rather go with that. I really don't see the problem most people have with it.
 
2012-12-21 02:08:40 PM  
i21.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-21 02:11:19 PM  

RexTalionis: You people eat shrimp and lobster and crab! What's the big deal?


s8.postimage.org
 
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