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Yummy Bugs

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8:25am, October 4, 2007
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Do you enjoy chocolate? You can make it more nutritious by bugging it—with crickets, for example. Or how about ant-fortified tacos? This site introduces Westerners to the idea that many commonly encountered insects are edible. Indeed, most are lower in fat—and higher in protein—than beef, lamb, pork, or chicken. The site's author argues that "insects are the food of the future." And of course the site gives recipes.

Go to: http://www.manataka.org/page160.html

P.S. Skeptical about whether this entomophagy—eating insects—is for real? Consult the Ohio State University Extension Service. It's got a fact sheet on "microlivestock"—or insects as human food—at http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2160.html.

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