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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

Watch this BBC video where western biases about insect consumption are explored.



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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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11:36AM PDT on Mar 11, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

12:13PM PST on Jan 26, 2015

I'll pass, you can have my share, but you should set them free.

1:47AM PST on Jan 25, 2015

Live long and prosper!

3:17PM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

Regarding poll question:
"If available on restaurant menus, would you order insect dishes to reduce your environmental footprint?" No, because I do not eat in restaurants.

3:15PM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

"I Ate Bugs – And So Should You"
Just because you did something does not mean I should do it, in fact I'm not even reading the article, just here for 20 beautiful butterflies.

2:32PM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

Thanks but I'll give bugs a body swerve!

12:27PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

If you're cooking, I'm eating!!! I hate my own cooking.

12:13PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

So, I order a sample pack of CRICKET bars - and they were good. You could not even tell you were eating crickets. However, mentally, I did still have a bit of a ick factor that made my tummy queasy, but really, if I did not know there were ground-up insects in my bars I would have thoroughly enjoyed them. So, how to get over that mental hump??

11:18AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Dale, *the rest of us to come stampeding over to join you.* Lovely turn of phrase!! LOL!! But this article is NOT thank goodness, for once, trying to convert us all to veganism.
It's about eating bugs and to that I say, *No, I should not!!
As for anyone proselytizing and denigrating other people's food choices ~ you can eat your moral beliefs for supper!

1:21AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Protein is protein is protein.... I suppose?

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