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Silkworm sashimi, cricket curry on menu as bugs make comeback in Japan

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By Tom Bateman and Rocky Swift

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No bugs or insects for me.

Meat, seafood, vegetables and fruit will do me quite nicely thank you.

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Crayfish are not a good buy. Better something else.

A good cook can do wonders with crawfish.

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Crayfish are not a good buy. Better something else.

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Last night I made a crayfish gumbo. The crayfish is hardwork to crack open and eat, and don't have much flesh. They look like bugs just a little bigger.

That sounds good. I’ve never had any kind of gumbo, but crayfish, to me, are just tiny lobsters. How was it?

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Last night I made a crayfish gumbo. The crayfish is hardwork to crack open and eat, and don't have much flesh. They look like bugs just a little bigger.

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I wonder if people balking at the thought of eating the critters above enjoy more popular arthropods like crabs, lobsters and prawns. I mean, have you seen the legs, face and feelers on a prawn?

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Hell no! that is just discussing and please pass be the barf buket so i can empty out my stomach.

As a Human I will never ever eat your bugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you meant disgusting. Otherwise, I agree with your post.

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To each their own. If people want to eat that more power to them. Not my cup of tea.

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Meat companies will do anything to keep you eating meat, even bugs, and never acknowledge the existence of vegetables

Too bad vegans and vegetarians are so silent on the matter...

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Meat companies will do anything to keep you eating meat, even bugs, and never acknowledge the existence of vegetables

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have a sweet potato , you can just eat your vegetables not bugs!

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Stop promoting bugs humans were not design to eat bugs dating back to caveman.....

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Hell no! that is just discussing and please pass be the barf buket so i can empty out my stomach.

As a Human I will never ever eat your bugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Something wrong with veggies?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with veggies.

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Okay fine, I’ll eat pine cones then.

Something wrong with veggies?

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Okay fine, I’ll eat pine cones then.

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One would need to consumer around 1,000 grasshoppers to get the equivalent protein contained in a 12oz steak, for example.

Fair point, there is no no-lose solution. It takes around 10,000 litres of water to make that steak and a third of the world's cultivated land to make animal feed. Animal greenhouse emissions are higher than those by the entire transport sector.

Insect protein takes far less resources, but it is still very expensive to mass produce.

Some people will try to say that we are trying ban steaks / farting cows completely, but they aren't smart enough to undertand that we can do something called 'eating less red meat' to reduce the CO2 emissions by several percent.

Doing Less does not mean Not Doing It At All.

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Right but some are legitimately concerned about the ethical issues regarding the suffering and consciousness of insects and the breeding and subsequent slaughter of the trillions that would be required for human consumption. One would need to consumer around 1,000 grasshoppers to get the equivalent protein contained in a 12oz steak, for example.

Okay fine, I'll eat the steak then.

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Insect protein powder.

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Right but some are legitimately concerned about the ethical issues regarding the suffering and consciousness of insects and the breeding and subsequent slaughter of the trillions that would be required for human consumption. One would need to consumer around 1,000 grasshoppers to get the equivalent protein contained in a 12oz steak, for example.

https://reducing-suffering.org/why-i-dont-support-eating-insects/

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I order Mexican chapulines (grasshoppers) online and find them to be quite tasty.

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There is a Mexican restaurant near us that has crickets on the menu. Haven't tried them yet.

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Lolz

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Why these places are only in big cities? I would love to eat. Around my area only nimono crickets.

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Very intriguing.

https://takeo.tokyo/note/shop-info/

Sure, put me down for the cricket and tomato salad, Madagascar hissing roach soup curry and a bee lemon soda.

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