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Posted on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 09:03

So apparently there will not be enough meat to feed the future population. They claim meat will become a luxury item that only the rich can afford. They say insects will be our future source of protein. I have to say I prefer the vegetarian option. haha. There is no fear I am eating insects. However people eat insects abroad and seem to enjoy them. I guess we eat things like prawns. crab and lobster and that’s probably the equivalent to eating a scorpion and a spider and other bugs. Although I don't eat prawns, crab or lobster :-p They have been introducing insects in food over here in some far out restaurants, novelty lollypops and in some ready meals. :-p The alternative option may be lab meat. They have starting growing meat in laboratories. So a test tube burger may also be the future. I'm not really sure we should be messing around with food like that. So what are your thoughts? Satah :-)


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Posted on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 18:59


When I was in South Korea, I tried bristles of silkworms. Taste was like wallnut's but the smell of the sauce was... not good for me. Another so-named hidden comment that isn't hidden if you just hit "quote." Not sure I could do that silkworm thing. I'm awfully fond of walnuts, but I like them to be hard, crunchy nuts, not skinny, wiggly things. I'll pass on this delicacy.
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When I was in South Korea, I tried bristles of silkworms. Taste was like wallnut's but the smell of the sauce was... not good for me.When I was in South Korea, I tried bristles of silkworms. Taste was like wallnut's but the smell of the sauce was... not good for me. Another so-named hidden comment that isn't hidden if you just hit "quote." Not sure I could do that silkworm thing. I'm awfully fond of walnuts, but I like them to be hard, crunchy nuts, not skinny, wiggly things. I'll pass on this delicacy.



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Posted on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 05:03

The media will do anything for attention. I live in a rural area and I can tell you that the whitetail populatoin is growing by the thousands...you want some meat, just take your car out and go hunting. Just make sure you have good insurance.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 19:42

Quoting MissMonteCarlo:

So apparently there will not be enough meat to feed the future population. They claim meat will become a luxury item that only the rich can afford. They say insects will be our future source of protein. I have to say I prefer the vegetarian option. haha. There is no fear I am eating insects. However people eat insects abroad and seem to enjoy them. I guess we eat things like prawns. crab and lobster and that’s probably the equivalent to eating a scorpion and a spider and other bugs. Although I don't eat prawns, crab or lobster :-p They have been introducing insects in food over here in some far out restaurants, novelty lollypops and in some ready meals. :-p The alternative option may be lab meat. They have starting growing meat in laboratories. So a test tube burger may also be the future. I'm not really sure we should be messing around with food like that. So what are your thoughts? Satah :-)


Who said meat is in short supply. Who claims meat will become a luxury item? Anyone these days can say anything. And if they say it "loudly" enough, meaning spread it around the internet far enough, it gets scooped us as "the truth." Sorry, but I don't believe it. Not going to happen in my lifetime anyway.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 19:40

Quoting XxshellxX:

I seen this on a programme the other day, also the Japanese are working on 'crap burgers' which is basically sewage all purified and made into burgers yakk!! Im all for trying new things i would eat bugs but think i would cross the line at crap burgers!


Comment isn't hidden, if you just click on "Quote." I sincerely dougt that beef is in short supply. But, if it is, I'll be hunting rabbits and squirrels and eating them before I go for the insects or purified sewage.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 03:50

Hey, Sarah,

I read the same article in the Daily Mail about a month ago. Sounds like an EU Utopia to me. Yet, they have invested 3 million euros in the very project....lol.

 

I'd rather become a vegetarian than getting used to having insects on my dinner menu.

 

JM



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Posted on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 03:18

I was watching a channel 4 program. It was based on the point that we are running out of space for farming with the expanding population. Perhaps this is Malthus's theory emerging again. Even the cost for producing meat is increasing. So this is what Governments predict the future will be. So its looking at alternative sources of food. Its obviously not for certain but in places such as Africa, South America, China, Thailand and India etc this is common place. Affordable nutrition. Apparently at the moment there is a growing trend for cheaper cuts of meat such as offal which is the sort of thing that people enjoyed in the early part of the 20th century. Although that’s not to say this is only purchased by people of lower incomes because these dishes are actually being served in top restaurants. When I toured a South African townships they were cooking a head and stomach of some animal as that’s all they could afford. They probably enjoyed it but they had no choice. Well done laughing for being brave and trying! I am pretty fussy with food. I just can't really face red meat. Sometimes I have a small amount of mince in meals like Lasagne or Spaghetti Bolognaise. I sway more down a vegetarian route most of the time. Love vegetarian meals and salads. I also love fish. I cook a lot of meals with, sea bass, salmon, cod, haddock etc. I do also eat chicken and duck. Love fruit especially strawberries! <3 To me food is all about enjoyment but in a healthy way. Sarah :-)


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Posted on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 18:27

Exactly WHO says this, Sarah? Sounds like some left-wing scam scare tactic to me.


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