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2022-09-25 1:03:11 AM  
Norman Temple - I Hate Bugs
Youtube D4a-GMSOj8I
 
2022-09-25 5:08:38 AM  
As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug
 
2022-09-25 5:45:11 AM  
Somehow an expansion to Decatur IL. Does not surprise me.

Nothing good comes from there including my Dads family.
 
2022-09-25 7:14:26 AM  
I do t think these are for human consumption. A lot of work is being made to get black soldier fly larvae to eat pig crap and then feed the larvae back to thr pigs. Would help with the pollution issues inherent with large scale pig farming (in the old days you'd just place it back on the fields but now there is way too much manure concentrated in too little of an area).
 
2022-09-25 7:19:44 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug


If it doesn't look like a bug I might be less apprehensive, but either way the social benefits of bug meat is enough to at least get me to try it.
 
2022-09-25 7:26:27 AM  

karl2025: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

If it doesn't look like a bug I might be less apprehensive, but either way the social benefits of bug meat is enough to at least get me to try it.


Powdered as a protein supplement is probably the way to go. Likely less water intensive than things like almond flour. Unfortunately bug flours are still very very expensive.
 
2022-09-25 7:32:30 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug


Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.
 
2022-09-25 7:38:11 AM  
Meh. Sure, bugs are totally grody, but it's better than the high density feed lot where your delicious steak is literally covered in shiat just before slaughter.

Ribeye is 6.99/lb at Publix today.  I'll be having that tonight.
 
2022-09-25 7:47:48 AM  

Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.


I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC
 
2022-09-25 7:59:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Meh. Sure, bugs are totally grody, but it's better than the high density feed lot where your delicious steak is literally covered in shiat just before slaughter.

Ribeye is 6.99/lb at Publix today.  I'll be having that tonight.


Honestly while I like animals in general, I think that most animals are kind of stinky and gross and I don't want to be anywhere near them. That goes for human animals as well.

So while what I think of as "bugs" may ick me out a little because they are annoying (how the F did that giant-ass cricket get into our office) when they are processed into a food object nobody is really going to make the connection.

Straight up eating bugs unprocessed tho? Hard no. Yes it's a cultural thing. Yes I believe they deserved to die and I hope they burn in heck.
 
2022-09-25 8:04:25 AM  

Valter: Rapmaster2000: Meh. Sure, bugs are totally grody, but it's better than the high density feed lot where your delicious steak is literally covered in shiat just before slaughter.

Ribeye is 6.99/lb at Publix today.  I'll be having that tonight.

Honestly while I like animals in general, I think that most animals are kind of stinky and gross and I don't want to be anywhere near them. That goes for human animals as well.

So while what I think of as "bugs" may ick me out a little because they are annoying (how the F did that giant-ass cricket get into our office) when they are processed into a food object nobody is really going to make the connection.

Straight up eating bugs unprocessed tho? Hard no. Yes it's a cultural thing. Yes I believe they deserved to die and I hope they burn in heck.


I once ate stir fried mealworms at a bug themed fair by the etymology department at Purdue.   They were clearly mealworms and somewhat crunchy.  Pretty good actually.  I'd eat them again.

No foodstuff grosses me out though.  I eat everything.  Even Papa John's.
 
2022-09-25 9:47:22 AM  
As long as it's mandatory that they put it on the package, I'll have no problem.  For God's sake if you're going to feed it to someone else, farking tell them before they eat it.
 
2022-09-25 9:48:52 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Valter: Rapmaster2000: Meh. Sure, bugs are totally grody, but it's better than the high density feed lot where your delicious steak is literally covered in shiat just before slaughter.

Ribeye is 6.99/lb at Publix today.  I'll be having that tonight.

Honestly while I like animals in general, I think that most animals are kind of stinky and gross and I don't want to be anywhere near them. That goes for human animals as well.

So while what I think of as "bugs" may ick me out a little because they are annoying (how the F did that giant-ass cricket get into our office) when they are processed into a food object nobody is really going to make the connection.

Straight up eating bugs unprocessed tho? Hard no. Yes it's a cultural thing. Yes I believe they deserved to die and I hope they burn in heck.

I once ate stir fried mealworms at a bug themed fair by the etymology department at Purdue.   They were clearly mealworms and somewhat crunchy.  Pretty good actually.  I'd eat them again.

No foodstuff grosses me out though.  I eat everything.  Even Papa John's.


So you eat chitterlings and hoghead cheese?
 
2022-09-25 9:56:44 AM  
A few months ago, I took a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.  Apart from being a nice place to visit, the food was good all the way through my five day trip (three meals/day).  I'm a serious food appreciator by way of having a serious foodie wife and thereby have learned to try and appreciate about anything good cooks can make.  Among the many food delights available in Oaxaca are several dishes that incorporate bugs.  I tried them all and they were damn good.  Would eat bugs again.  Reflect for a moment on the foods you all eat on the regular.  Christ on a crutch, some of that shiat is nasty yet everyone eats it up with a smile on their face.
 
2022-09-25 10:09:14 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Rapmaster2000: Valter: Rapmaster2000: Meh. Sure, bugs are totally grody, but it's better than the high density feed lot where your delicious steak is literally covered in shiat just before slaughter.

Ribeye is 6.99/lb at Publix today.  I'll be having that tonight.

Honestly while I like animals in general, I think that most animals are kind of stinky and gross and I don't want to be anywhere near them. That goes for human animals as well.

So while what I think of as "bugs" may ick me out a little because they are annoying (how the F did that giant-ass cricket get into our office) when they are processed into a food object nobody is really going to make the connection.

Straight up eating bugs unprocessed tho? Hard no. Yes it's a cultural thing. Yes I believe they deserved to die and I hope they burn in heck.

I once ate stir fried mealworms at a bug themed fair by the etymology department at Purdue.   They were clearly mealworms and somewhat crunchy.  Pretty good actually.  I'd eat them again.

No foodstuff grosses me out though.  I eat everything.  Even Papa John's.

So you eat chitterlings and hoghead cheese?


Yes. My wife is Eritrean, so a family gathering will include intestine and tripe.  I'm pretty used to tripe now as a habit of eating pho.
 
2022-09-25 10:34:35 AM  
Oh, it's this article again. It's been a while, now that I think of it.

Make them tasty, and not in the "acquired taste" or "good with beer when fried and covered in salt" sense. Everything is tasty fried and covered in salt, especially when you're drunk. The meat:exoskeleton ratio is crap for almost every insect, and anyone who tried to bite into a shrimp tail already knows chitin is about as appetizing as a toenail.

But again, figure out how to do it right and I'll probably be all over that with a bunch of others. I've already ticked "eaten weird crap from a bioreactor" off my bucket list. What's one more?
 
2022-09-25 10:43:51 AM  

karl2025: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

If it doesn't look like a bug I might be less apprehensive, but either way the social benefits of bug meat is enough to at least get me to try it.


One of my college acquaintances got super into the prepper life and has his own alternative protein supply, which is just two aquarium tanks vertically separated by a very fine screen. Bugs and the pet store snake bedding go in the top with food and heat, eggs fall through to the bottom into more snake bedding, which creates more bugs. Every month or so, he takes the top stuff out and moves the bottom to the top. Filter out the animal bedding and he processes the bugs through a grinder to mix with meat.

If you don't know, you can't taste it. I think his long term goal is 100% no trips to the grocery store, ever.
 
2022-09-25 12:57:47 PM  
Ohhhh. This isn't that article again. Make it tasty anyway. My food's food should be good too.
 
2022-09-25 1:45:13 PM  
You will live in the pods and eat the bugs.

The elites will live on the massive estates and eat the waygu.  Just as the Lord has deemed it.

Get your ass to the hive cities and start grinding resources for the elites.  If you are lucky you might be a pleasure slave for the elites.  If you are unlucky you will be a pleasure hole for the elites.
 
2022-09-25 2:06:23 PM  
Do not want
 
2022-09-25 2:07:38 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: I do t think these are for human consumption. A lot of work is being made to get black soldier fly larvae to eat pig crap and then feed the larvae back to thr pigs. Would help with the pollution issues inherent with large scale pig farming (in the old days you'd just place it back on the fields but now there is way too much manure concentrated in too little of an area).


Right! Black soldier flies are fantastic composters. I have a few red wriggler worm farms and a couple compost heaps and it's damn near impossible to fight the soldier flies, so I just went with the flow and let them eat whatever.

I'm going to sell the worm castings at my local farmers markets for 10 to 25 dollars by the ziplock bag. They are great to mix into your potting soil. I'm not sure of the price, but it's worth it. This stuff is gold.
 
2022-09-25 2:54:27 PM  
If every other ad during the football game was Arby's we got the bugs! People would be falling over themselves to buy it.

Meat is the most marketed product in existence
 
2022-09-25 3:11:58 PM  
Nicole Kidman Eats Bugs | Secret Talent Theatre | Vanity Fair
Youtube e3UqLAtdZ04
 
2022-09-25 4:20:16 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC


Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).
 
2022-09-25 4:29:40 PM  

Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC

Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).


Growing lentils would take a LOT longer for one thing.  Bugs have generations that go by in days for some species.  Lentils grown commercially would require tracts of land to do it on, watering, farming machinery to take care of an harvest etc.  Probably not quite as much as the initial setup on the bug farm, but going forward the bugs would need less care and fiddling then fields of plants.  But really I think the primary attraction for many would be that you don't need a lot of land to do it with.  As far as what they eat well, depends on the bugs.  You might be surprised what kind of nutrients are in trash, if you're willing to eat it.  Whole species that have pretty much come to depend on human trash that do fine that way

/I still don't want any mind you
//it's just almost impossible not to devil's advocate this one for me
///because functionally they do have some points
////just ewww-wise it's... eww
 
2022-09-25 9:27:30 PM  

Nullav: Ohhhh. This isn't that article again. Make it tasty anyway. My food's food should be good too.


Byline is Paris.  I'd assume they *can* make it tasty.  Whether the food in Decatur, Il. gets the tasty food is another question.
 
2022-09-25 10:10:40 PM  
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2022-09-25 11:25:56 PM  

Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC

Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).


You know the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?
 
2022-09-25 11:32:15 PM  

Klom Dark: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC

Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).

You know the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?


More curious if you know the difference between a garbanzo bean and a chickpea.
 
2022-09-26 12:15:57 AM  

pacified: Klom Dark: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC

Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).

You know the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?

More curious if you know the difference between a garbanzo bean and a chickpea.


Oops
 
2022-09-26 12:43:06 AM  
I'm cool with bug-fed poultry and beef.

Probably better in the long-run.
 
2022-09-26 11:16:15 AM  

Klom Dark: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Northern: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: As long as they're sea bugs, ok then.  Land bugs are of course just gross

/cultural conditioning etc. sure
//but knowing I'm eating bugs would squick me farking sideways
///shrug

Can someone explain why bugs?   Not lentils?
Lobsters and crabs don't require heavily managed agriculture.
They are also more or less boil and eat.  Bugs then need to be substantially processed into nutraloaf.

I'd imagine because bugs would require almost zero management other than keeping them confined, which in a determined industrial situation wouldn't be that hard.  They don't cost anything, you can scoop 'em up by the shiatload, no real upkeep just throw some food scrap trash down there now and again, they reproduce at redonkulous rates.  It would have some advantages

/still just as squicked mind you
//redonkulous is actually in the spell checker?
///you're weird AC

Right,
Bugs require the right nutrients, like fresh grass.  What "scraps" would be fed into a factory bug farm?
Then once scooped they would need to be crushed and fed into a homogenizer, then some additional processing (flavoring/spices), before being sold to the public.
So it would be more labor/energy intensive than processed lentils (and blends).

You know the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?


One is a peanut, the other makes hummus.
 
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