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Hopping mad: Japan's edible bug industry takes giant leap forward

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The naked truth is we all eat bugs every day which are in our foods.

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vegetation-eating bugs like locusts

I don't know what it means by locust here. Locusts are well known for cannibalism.

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When we lived in Nagano we ate fried insects. Also in Thailand. But nothing to get excited about.

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Governments' rules allow for certain levels of bug contamination in foods otherwise we would have nothing left to eat.

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Canned bugs

https://youtu.be/n34UQ2-eGyM

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If you're averse to eating insects, make sure you check the ingredients list on that bean jam bun or packet of TimTams. Or that bottle of ketchup. Or that tube of M&Ms. Or anything that the manufacturer would like to look a bit redder than what comes natural.

If the list says 'cochineal' or 'carmine', you're eating squashed-up bugs.

Apparently Starbucks no longer uses cochineal in its drinks.

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Nah, not interested in the slightest.

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If the contents of every insect's stomach can be removed completely,

I may eat insects.

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If not, count me out.

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.....takes gaint leap forward.

You mean like grasshoppers ? ! Yuk !

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Yucky wucky, not for me thank you very much

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wallaceToday  03:55 pm JST

Governments' rules allow for certain levels of bug contamination in foods otherwise we would have nothing left to eat.

Yes, that's true. Weevils in flour and rice, etc. But there's a big difference between very small amounts that can't be filtered out and going out of one's way to eat them as a source of nutrition.

Personally, I vill not eat ze bugs to "save" the environment, no matter how nicely Uncle Klaus asks.

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