An article in the September 2011 issue of “The Atlantic” magazine called “Bug Nuggets” describes the latest efforts to make eating insects fashionable. Are you ready for freeze dried locusts or mealworm quiche?
Insects are touted as much more eco friendly than meat producing livestock. And there’s definitely no shortage of them. Scientists and chefs are trying to make bugs more palatable.
As things are now, we probably eat more insects than we realize. The government restricts the amount of insect parts in your corn flakes, but it’s impossible to eliminate them all. And if memory serves, there’s a red food coloring made from parts of a South American beetle.
Every now and then we see articles like the one I mentioned above from “the Atlantic.” And when I see one, I have to wonder. Are we being conditioned for a peasant lifestyle in which we’ll have to scrounge for pill bugs and grasshoppers to survive?